[systemd-devel] [ANNOUNCE] systemd v221

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Fri Jun 19 07:25:53 PDT 2015

On Fri, 19.06.15 16:11, Michael Biebl (mbiebl at gmail.com) wrote:

> I'm very disappointed (once again) how this release was handled.
> Lot's of last minute changes. 

I disagree. We only made bugfixes in the last days, except maybe one
patch (that came with a lot of unit tests). That's how this works: we
fix things we need to fix before we do a release. Also, due to the
nice CI hookup we have now pretty much all patches are pretty
extensively tested individually before we merge them.

> Especially https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/293 really sucks.

If something is not in shape we'll revert it. Regardless of the
general merits of the patch set: this one actually broke stuff, it
was incomplete. Either you make the man pages dynamic, or you ship
them pre-built. The patch set did both. That's broken, and hence has
no place in a release. And I'd much rather see that stuff removed
again than having to delay the release further.

> Not amused, not amused at all.

I am sorry you feel that way.

I am not sure though what you suggest: delay releases until zero
bugfixes have been applied for a week? Well, that would mean we'd
never do releases again, sorry. We have to release some time. On
monday I announced that I'll do a release today, there was ample time
to test things, and we found a number of issues that way and fixed
them as they came along. Since yesterday night there wasn't anything
release-critical open anymore, so I slept one night and did the
release today since nothing of importance popped up in the meantime.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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