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Re: damage control mode

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: damage control mode
Date: 2010-01-08 20:43:33
Message-ID: 201001082043.o08KhYb21298@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Haas wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> > Robert Haas wrote:
> >> >> We discussed doing this at the very beginning of 8.4 release cycle
> >> >> and, the more I think about it, the more I think it's not fair not to
> >> >> go ahead and do it. ?Otherwise, we're rewarding people for ignoring a
> >> >> guideline that was discussed, and punishing (1) the people who have
> >> >> refrained from submitting large patches at the last minute, (2) people
> >> >> who would like to see their already-committed patches released on a
> >> >> reasonable time frame, and (3) people who don't want the tree to be
> >> >> frozen for a near-eternity while we shake out all the bugs that these
> >> >> large, last-minute patches introduce. ?We're also increasing the
> >> >> chances the the final release will contain undiscovered bugs, since
> >> >> they will have had ONLY the beta period, and no part of the
> >> >> development cycle, to shake out.
> >> >
> >> > Doing what? ?Not including HS an SR in 8.5?
> >>
> >> No. ?Pushing off large patches that weren't submitted until the last
> >> CommitFest to the next release.
> >
> > Sorry, I am still confused. ?"Last" is the previous commit-fest,
> > November, or the final commit-fest, January. ?Please restate your
> > opinion in full. ?Thanks.
> 
> Argh, sorry.
> 
> Pushing off large patches that weren't submitted prior to the final
> CommitFest of the development cycle, namely, the January CommitFest.

Yea, I thought that was standard policy since we started commit-fests.

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