Blockers in Bugfix-Releases (Re: [Release Planning 3.6] Samba 3.6.6 on May 31 (was May 24)?)

Andreas Schneider asn at
Tue Jun 5 09:41:25 MDT 2012

On Tuesday 05 June 2012 14:06:49 Michael Adam wrote:
> Hi List / Team,


> We have been there a couple of times, but we never reached
> a proper decision:
> I have frequently announced my opinion that there can not be
> blocker bugs for bufix releases (i.e. version Samba X.Y.Z with Z > 0).
> The only exception for this might be the case of a regression
> that was introduced in version X.Z.(Z-1).
> (I might be convinced to accept "introduced X.Y.Z' with 0 <= Z' < Z",
>  but it might be hard.)
> In all other cases we have lived with the bug for some releases
> anyways, so why should it be a blocker now?
> The background for re-raising the issue is that bugs marked as
> blockers for 3.6.6 (e.g., others as well) have managed to move
> the release date again and again.
> Proposal:
> So I am proposing to not accept bugs as blockers for a bugfix
> release, with the exception of a bug introduced in the previous
> bugfix release. If the bug is not fixed by the proposed release
> date then it will get into the next bugfix release afterwards
> (or the second next, ...)
> Opinions?

I absolutely agree.

	-- andreas

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