Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "Petteri R├Ąty" <betelgeuse@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 20:21:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations by Richard Freeman
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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