ANSWER: Re: Are we doing a X11R6.8.x maintaince release ?
leon at magic.shiman.com
Wed Oct 13 14:12:15 PDT 2004
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>From: Roland Mainz <roland.mainz at nrubsig.org>
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>Subject: Re: Are we doing a X11R6.8.x maintaince release ?
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>Leon Shiman wrote:
>> we've begun to discuss this (with too few participants) on the open (and
>> free in the US) Friday Wrangler's calls. we do need guidelines. kevin
>> a good start. they were distributed to the members. we need help to
>I agree with Kevin's proposal with one nit: Module owners should review
>any patches when they applied to the "stable" branch and touch their
>territory (which leads to the next problem: There are no "written" rules
>yet about module owners and their rights and duties nor a list "who owns
>which module in the xc/ tree") ...
>> >Some X.Org and/or external X developers may not want to be involved at
>> >all in any bugfixing for point releases. If this turns out to be the
>> >case, I think that is also fine, as the people who want the releases
>> >should be the ones responsible for doing them. Since this is all mostly
>> >volunteer developer work, it wouldn't be fair to expect volunteers
>> >to contribute and maintain old code they're no longer interested in.
>> >I mention the last part since it's the only reason I can think of for
>> >which someone might object to the idea of point releases - if it were
>> >to make them more work. If they're not obligated to do so however, I
>> >can't see it as being a problem if others are willing to do such work.
>> >Having said all of the above, I believe there is sufficient number
>> >of interested developers and distributions to maintain at least the
>> >stable branches that are actively shipped and supported in various
>> >OS distributions out there, so it's basically just a matter of everyone
>> >getting together to discuss the details.
>> I agree there should be enough, but we need them to raise their voices.
>> I'd just like to hear who's able and willing to commit his/her time?
>Mhhh... what about Alan Coopersmith or Egbert Eich (if they want that
>job :) ? :)
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