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Re: GRUB release schedule?

From: Andrei Borzenkov
Subject: Re: GRUB release schedule?
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:20:15 +0300

В Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:22:45 -0400
Peter Jones <address@hidden> пишет:

> 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?

Apart from having more active contributors? :) Automating build and
regression tests would definitely help it.

>                                                                 Going
> for years with the patch volume GRUB sees without doing a release is
> really not good for anybody.

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