Stepping down as release manager

Simon Ser contact at
Mon Apr 8 22:00:31 UTC 2019

On Monday, April 8, 2019 1:02 PM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at> wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> I would be happy to have you. Let's see till Friday if anyone else has
> anything to say.


> 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.

Opened a MR for this:

> - Streamline Wayland's releasing.txt, there are bits that only ever
>   applied to Weston.

Yes. I've removed the Weston-specific parts, but I think we could document
more things. See the MR.

> - Figure out the new releasing process with Meson and document in
>   Weston's releasing.txt. We've never done a release from Meson before.
> 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.

All of this makes sense, +1.

> 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.
> Thanks,
> pq

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