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Re: TSVN release cycles

Author sf
Full name Stefan Fuhrmann
Date 2010-05-12 03:31:37 PDT
Message Stefan Küng wrote:
>
> On 11.05.2010 20:22, Tobias Schaefer wrote:
> /> On 11.05.2010 19:42, Stefan Küng wrote: /
> />> Sometime this or maybe next week, the svn library will get rid of
> the /
> />> double property handling. That means the speed of the new wc
> format will /
> />> finally be so that we can use it. /
> />> So I'll soon switch the TSVN trunk to link against the svn trunk
> so I /
> />> can start implementing the new features. Once that's done, we
> can't make /
> />> a TSVN release without waiting for the svn release. /
> /> /
> /> You surely mean "can make" ;-) /
> /> /
> /> If we link to the svn trunk we will not have a stable Subversion
> basis /
> /> for a while and will IMHO not be able to release stable TortoiseSVN
> builds. /
> /> /
> /> Why not release the current TSVN-trunk based on the current 1.6.x
> branch /
> /> now (after a short beta)? However, the question is if this will be /
> /> called 1.6.10, 1.7.0, 2.0, or 2010-05 (see prevision discussions). /
>
> Sure, we could do that. But as you know, the previous discussion
> couldn't come to an agreement about what to call such a release.
> Every one of the suggestions has at least one big drawback, so basically
> what we do now seems to be the best solution.
>
Maybe, I got yet another idea:

* stick with the SVN release schedule for 1.7
* once 1.7.0 got released, request a guesstimate for 1.8
    a) believable 6 month time-frame -> stay in sync w/ SVN
    b) likely to be 9 month or more -> announce change in TSVN release
policy
* new release policy (if applicable):
    - a feature release about every 6 months
    - the last feature release may be rather close to the next SVN release
      (but stop releasing new features when SVN enters stabilization)
    - name releases closely to SVN version numbering:
       * 1.8.0, 1.8.1, ... for the initial feature set releases
       * 1.8.10, 1.8.11, ... for the second feature releases
       * 1.8.20, etc for the third feature release etc.
      (we don't release more frequently than every 3 weeks,
      so patch level numbers won't overlap)

That way we wouldn't appear to change policies at a "whim"
but have plenty of time to inform / educate users upfront, instead.
>
> /> Immediately after that TSVN-trunk may be switched to SVN-trunk. /
> /> /
> /> Don't get me wrong. I'm always working with nightly builds from /
> /> TSVN-trunk and am quite comfortable with that, but releasing based on /
> /> Subversion trunk seems a bit risky to me. /
>
> We linked our trunk against the svn trunk before without any problems.
> Of course not for the releases but for the nightly builds. And that's
> what we will do again.
>
Looking forward to it ;)

-- Stefan^2.

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TSVN release cycles simonlarge Simon Large 2010-05-09 13:58:10 PDT
     Re: TSVN release cycles steveking Stefan Küng 2010-05-10 10:03:30 PDT
         Re: TSVN release cycles simonlarge Simon Large 2010-05-10 16:00:31 PDT
             Re: TSVN release cycles steveking Stefan Küng 2010-05-11 10:42:28 PDT
                 Re: TSVN release cycles schaefer Tobias Schaefer 2010-05-11 11:22:48 PDT
                     Re: TSVN release cycles steveking Stefan Küng 2010-05-11 12:22:35 PDT
     Re: TSVN release cycles sf Stefan Fuhrmann 2010-05-12 03:31:37 PDT
         Re: TSVN release cycles steveking Stefan Küng 2010-05-12 11:07:19 PDT
             Re: TSVN release cycles galb Joseph Galbraith 2010-05-12 12:38:15 PDT
         Re: TSVN release cycles simonlarge Simon Large 2010-05-13 01:15:30 PDT
             Re: TSVN release cycles steveking Stefan Küng 2010-05-16 02:23:04 PDT
                 Re: TSVN release cycles Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft at gmail dot com> Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft at gmail dot com> 2010-05-16 16:16:35 PDT
     Re: TSVN release cycles "Hans-Emil Skogh" <Hans-Emil dot Skogh at tritech dot se> "Hans-Emil Skogh" <Hans-Emil dot Skogh at tritech dot se> 2010-05-16 23:46:32 PDT
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