Stepping down as release manager

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Apr 8 10:53:55 UTC 2019


On Mon, 8 Apr 2019 at 11:02, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at> wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Apr 2019 18:01:45 +0000 Simon Ser <contact at> wrote:
> > Regarding the need for a new release manager for Wayland, I'd like to
> > step in and volunteer for this role. I'm willing to take the time
> > necessary to (1) learn the current release process and (2) apply it if
> > the community is interested.
> I would be happy to have you. Let's see till Friday if anyone else has
> anything to say.

Yeah, I'd certainly be very happy with this as well.

> We are currently in a transition phase with Weston's Meson build,
> autotools being just removed, so there are some tasks I think would be
> good to do:
> - Copy releasing.txt from Weston to Wayland, since it documents the
>   autotools release process and Wayland still uses that.
> - Streamline Wayland's releasing.txt, there are bits that only ever
>   applied to Weston.
> - Figure out the new releasing process with Meson and document in
>   Weston's releasing.txt. We've never done a release from Meson before.

It would also be awesome to revive the work on GitLab CI: moving
Wayland to the same CI templates that Weston/libinput/etc use,
enabling 32-bit builds as well as ASan/MSan/UBSan builds ...

> We should also decide when the next releases will be, and check which
> things to prioritise for the next Wayland and Weston releases (this is
> where we/I have traditionally sucked). ISTR Derek already announced
> that Wayland and Weston do not necessarily release in sync anymore,
> Wayland having settled down while Weston having lots of on-going work.
> There is a lot of CI-related work on my and others' plates that is
> probably a first priority for both projects.
> The (acting) release manager has practically had a minor exempt from
> the "everything must be reviewed" rule in that he can push release
> related version bumps directly and update the web site with releases.

Indeed. I think documenting the release process and schedule is
probably a good place to start though. :) Similarly we need to figure
out the same for Weston, but as noted, there's no reason to keep on
tying those two together anymore.


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