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Re: Release 1.2.1: timeline

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Release 1.2.1: timeline
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:55:21 +0100
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zimoun <> skribis:

> The plan is to release on the April, 18th.  It is a target date.

I want to believe!  :-)

> We are planning an «ungraftathon» the last week-end of March (27-28).
> Please roam on #guix if you want to help.


> A draft of the timeline is:
>  - until April 1rst: fixes, check substitute availability, etc.
>  - as soon as possible: start to build wip-next-release
>  - merge branch wip-next-release when ready
>  - on Monday 12th April, string freeze
>  - couple of days after, branch the release and write the materials
>    (ChangeLog and posts)
>  - release

Sounds reasonable to me.

> The architecture armf will not be included.

Wait wait, I missed that.  What happened?  I think we should include it,
even if substitute availability remains low.

> The branch core-updates will not be merged.

Yeah, that sounds like the most reasonable approach.

> Once this release is done, we could write a timeline for the next
> core-updates merge and list what should be included in the next
> release (1.2.2 or 1.3).  Somehow, all this is an “experiment” for a
> webpage detailing the different timelines.
> Does it make sense?

It does.  Thanks for helping us stay on track!


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