[gst-devel] doing 0.10 releases

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Fri Dec 16 06:42:03 CET 2005

Hello Thomas,

Thomas Vander Stichele schrieb:
> Hi everyone,
> So, with 0.10.0 out the door, and some nice new fixes in CVS, I want to
> discuss our release approach for the next few months.
> Here are the things I definately want to do:
> - as in 0.8, decouple release dates for the various modules as much as
> possible
>   - maybe core and -base should be released together, maybe not
>   - maybe bad should be released with ugly/good when elements have
> moved, maybe not
I am in favour of releasing core and base together. The other packages
only need a release if significant changes have been made.

> - have something new to release biweekly or weekly
> - do prereleases that float around for a day or three before doing a
> final release, so people can test and prepare packaging
> - release Fedora packages on the same day
> - (hopefully) have more packagers release together
> Feel free to comment on any of these.
> Now, in practice, I'd like to either:
> - prerelease on mondays, release on thursdays
> - prerelease on thursday/friday, release on mondays
Everything has pro's and cons, I personally test more during the week. I
should probably put a little script together, which would fetch the
latest prerelease, untar, build with my favourite options and run tests.
That would ease the manual work involved.
> I guess the biggest question is - do people prefer working on the final
> release and testing prereleases over the weekend, or during the week ?
> As an aside, I'd like to start rolling a first set of prereleases either
> today or monday.
Apart I feel a bit lost about our current roadmap. Means I miss Andys
'GStreamer summay'. Wouldn't it be good to set some dates and goals?
I guess eveybody has sort of such a list in mind.

Anyway, have a nice weekend!


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