[csw-maintainers] RFD: Releases and staging proposal

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Tue Feb 9 18:21:35 CET 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> wrote:
 The thoughts are public and are
> a good starting point for discussion.  So far, the discussion hasn't
> been very constructive.

I would very much like to work together with other folks to getting a
new stable out. Starting with having a useful discussion of the way

One of the things getting in the way of productive discussion, in my
opinion, is the way this "proposal" is being handled. There's not
enough structure in the discussion itself.

We dont even have one person who is volunteering to officially update
"the proposal" itself, and be "the proposal lead".

I will ask now, once again, for someone to take *responsability* here.
Just of the proposal, not even of the entire "stable release manager"
The responsabilities of what I'm describing, include:

1. updating the wiki description when and as appropriate
2. attempting to get some kind of agreement or consensus from "members"
3. submitting the results of a "vote" of some kind to approve the
"new" proceedure, once discussion has finished, to the board.

If no-one steps up, then I guess I will do it. I'm busy, so I'd prefer
not to, but in lieu of anyone else taking responsability for it, I
will do so. I'll wait a day or two.

My initial comment on the current "proposal", is that it includes too
much, that is distracting and unneccesasry. As it stands right now,
it's too large to have productive discussion on it.

It needs to be split out into separate documents, of "this is the
overall framework of our trees (experimental, current, etc)", vs "this
is the proposal to move forward and produce a new stable release."

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