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Re: clear policy discussions

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: clear policy discussions
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:33:43 +0200
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Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 06:23:57PM +0100, Phil Holmes wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Trevor Daniels"
>> <address@hidden>
>> >a) a release-meister with responsibility to take all decisions.
>> >That's what Han-Wen used to do, I believe.  It worked
>> >quite well, although Graham will have more of an inside view
>> >than I.
> It worked well in general, but not without a few quirks.  The
> 2.12 release caught many people off guard:
> I also recall that the translators wanted additional notice so
> that they could clear up some loose ends before a major stable
> release.
> The current setup was in large part a reaction to that confusion
> -- make it absolutely clear to absolutely everybody when a release
> would happen, and therefore avoid any "panic list" of major
> problems discovered in the actual release.

Well, it makes perfect sense to announce release plans and decision
criteria in advance when imminent within a short time span.  I would
expect this to catch fewer people off-guard than springing a release on
them according to some rules written years before in the CG.

David Kastrup

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