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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: conflict resolver status update (roll 1.10.0 alpha 1?)
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:52:39 GMT
Stefan Sperling wrote on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 18:45:37 +0100:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 05:08:51PM +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > - Asking downstreams (distros) to make alpha1 packages easily available to opting-in
users
> 
> Yes we can do that. But this is often ineffective because distros already
> have enough work to do as it is.
> 
> What is more effective is that those among us who maintain packages put
> in some extra effort in providing them. E.g. what I could do is provide
> RPMs SUSE users could install from the OpenSUSE build service.

I wonder if we should delay the release announcement until we can link
to a bunch of .deb/.rpm/GUIs/* from it.  This way, once we do announce@,
we can hope for a higher proportion of readers to act about it.

(I'm not proposing to change the "no official binary releases" policy;
just to wait until downstreams have made their own binaries available)

> > - Asking client authors to make alpha1 versions easily available to opting-in users
> >   [e.g., tsvn nightlies — and then call for tsvn users to install them...]
> 
> One goal of making an alpha release is to encourage third parties such
> as TSVN to start looking at updating their clients. I don't think much
> has happened there so far.

You mean, updating the stable/GA tsvn client to use alpha1 under the hood?

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