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

Kai Blin kai at
Mon Jun 18 04:38:12 MDT 2012

On 2012-06-18 12:26, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Am 18.06.2012 12:23, schrieb Volker Lendecke:
>> I am a big fan of schedule-based releases. Every x weeks we
>> ship a new minor release. Period. No exceptions. What is
>> ready at week x-1 goes in, what is not ready does not. Even
>> if we ship with known bugs, this is better than not shipping
>> at all for months. This completely removes the burden to
>> make a bug a blocker or not. If we ship with known problems
>> it is not *that* bad because we know we will ship in a
>> timely fashion later. If a known problem is considered
>> severe and is fixed significantly before the next scheduled
>> release, we could consider doing a release in between.
>> Security releases are different. I would say that we can
>> ship a release with a known security problem as long as it
>> is not public yet. When we go public, it is the #1 reason to
>> do an immediate intermediate release.
>> Just my 2ct,
> I fully agree on that:-)
> The important thing is that the next release is better than the current one,
> we don't need to wait until the next release is perfect.

+1. Nothing much to add here.


Kai Blin
Worldforge developer
Wine developer
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