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Re: GRUB release schedule?

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: GRUB release schedule?
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:34:46 +0200
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On 20.07.2015 21:25, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> I'll do next beta tomorrow and will assess current open bugs to see how
> far we're from release
Fixing tests takes longer than expected. I'll continue tomorrow.
> Le 20 juil. 2015 20:23, "Peter Jones" <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> a écrit :
>     Hi everyone,
>     Is there a plan for when upcoming GNU GRUB releases will happen?
>     As far as I can tell, the last official release on
> was 2.00 on 28-Jun-2012, and the last beta
>     on for the next version was
>     2.02~beta2 on 24-Dec-2013 .  There are (give or take) 471 patches
>     committed since that beta 18 months ago.
>     In the mean time, nearly every Linux distro is shipping a package
>     derived from the 2.02~beta2 release plus some number of patches,
>     some from the upstream repo and some not, and it's cumbersome to rectify
>     which ones aren't upstream vs which ones have been fixed upstream with
>     /nearly/ the same patch, etc., with all the noise of so many patches
>     since the release.
>     I suspect this would be better for a lot of GRUB users if releases
>     happened on a regular schedule, or if, relatively often (say once or
>     twice per year), a release schedule that spans several weeks and
>     organized some kind of alpha->beta->release progression were decided
>     upon and followed.
>     So, can we make a release process that happens according to some regular
>     cadence?  What needs to be done to make regular releases happen?  Going
>     for years with the patch volume GRUB sees without doing a release is
>     really not good for anybody.
>     --
>             Peter
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