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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 18:38:20
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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.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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