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Re: What is holding up 2.20 release?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What is holding up 2.20 release?
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 22:16:01 +0100
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> writes:
>> ´╗┐On 11/16/19, 1:52 PM, "David Kastrup" <address@hidden> wrote:
>>     Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> writes:
>>     > Dear Team,
>>     >
>>     > It seems to me like we are pretty much in shape such that we should
>>     > release 2.20.  I'd be fine if we called 2.19.83-1 the 2.20 release,
>>     > even if there are some critical regressions.  2.19.83 is SO much
>>     > better than 2.18.2.
>>     >
>>     > IIUC, the only thing 2.20 is waiting on is for David K. to cherry-pick
>>     > some patches.  Is that correct?
>>     And putting out a new prerelease to be sure that those are ok, and
>>     waiting for the translators to catch up with cherry-picked patches
>>     containing stuff to be translated.
>>     But the current roadblock is David K. cherry-picking some patches.  
>> Is the reason for cherry-picking such a big list of patches to avoid
>> some regressions?
> THIS IS NOT A LIST FOR CHERRY-PICKING!!!!  It is a unculled list of
> potential candidates that _may_ need or want to be cherry-picked, in
> case a particular candidate is
> either
> a) fixing a regression
> b) fixing a problem that will foreseeably cause trouble with near-future
> or our current build systems
> c) fixing a problem or providing a feature that will foreseeably cause
> frequent tension between 2.20 and 2.21 users if not cherry-picked
> d) a definite improvement that does not show potential for causing new
> regressions
> e) a documentation fix/change matching 2.20 behavior
> and/or/maybe
> a) cherry-picks reasonably painlessly
> b) does not cause significant followup tasks to be also scheduled
>> Or are these patches that were created after we put out the last
>> pre-release?
> Minus those I already cherry-picked

or already considered unfit for picking, based on seeing patches
succeeding them already getting picked.

>> Would you like me to try doing the cherry-picking for you?
> If anybody tries indiscriminately picking that list, I am going to be
> pissed.  The majority of those patches likely has no place in 2.20.

David Kastrup

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