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Re: [Qemu-devel] proposed release timetable for 2.8

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] proposed release timetable for 2.8
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 17:15:55 +0200
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On 05/09/2016 17:11, Peter Maydell wrote:
> > Based also on the discussion at QEMU summit, where there was consensus
> > that three weeks between softfreeze and rc0 was too much, IMO we can
> > shorten the period to just two weeks
> >
> > * softfreeze is a deadline for _maintainers_ to post their large pull
> > requests.  Developers are unaffected, except that the maintainers will
> > be stricter.
> I think there is a difference for developers, because our
> current definition (http://wiki.qemu.org/Planning/SoftFeatureFreeze)
> says that "non-trivial features should have code posted to the list".
> [...] for practical purposes I don't think it makes much difference:
> if you're a dev trying to get a feature into 2.8 then you will
> need to get it all code reviewed and into the maintainer's tree
> about a week earlier than under our current longer schedule with
> a more relaxed attitude to late-feature-stuff. Describing it
> all this way might be clearer to everybody about when stuff needs
> to be done, though.

I agree.


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