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From: Petteri R├Ąty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 22:21:18 +0200
Richard Freeman wrote:
> Mart Raudsepp wrote:
>>
>> Is it stated in any documentation that 30 days is a policy?
>>
> 
> Not that I'm aware of - it is a guideline as you indicate.  However,
> don't expect anybody to actually take action on a STABLEREQ if there
> isn't some kind of rationale for going stable so quickly.
> 

Yes it's a guideline that you should follow unless you can give reasons
to deviate.

>
> The whole point of stable is that they provide some sanity to the
> release process - if upstream releases a new version every other week
> then perhaps we should either:
> 
> 1.  Question whether it should go stable at all.
> 2.  Pick a version once in a while and target it for stabilization,
> backporting fixes as needed.
> 

Yeah one can question if adding every release is really important for users.

Regards,
Petteri

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