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Re: damage control mode

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
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 18:55:39
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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.


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