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

Luk Claes luk at
Fri Jun 22 15:04:44 MDT 2012

On 06/22/2012 08:18 PM, Karolin Seeger wrote:
> Hi Luk,
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 07:50:09PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
>> Hi Karolin
>> On 06/22/2012 07:45 PM, Karolin Seeger wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 07:35:41AM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>>>> Quoting Karolin Seeger (kseeger at
>>>>> I don't think that this is neccessary, because
>>>>> a) nobody is reading release notes and
>>>> I strongly object to that..:-)
>>>> Release Notes are the best helpers for me to decide if I can propose
>>>> an update to our stable packages.
>>> that's what they are for. It's just my impression that administrators
>>> often don't pay attention before updating/upgrading.
>>>> Doing the same with Bugzilla is probably possible but is certainly a
>>>> giant PITA. And this of course makes me understand why maintaining the
>>>> release notes *is* a giant PITA for you, Karolin, of course..:-)
>>> Listing all open bugs in the release notes is not an option for me.
>>> If anyone is willing to do that, please feel free.
>>> That would take *a lot* of time and validation work.
>>>>> b) that is what bugzilla is for.
>>>>> I have no idea how long the release notes will be if I have to add each
>>>>> existing bug. But if all of you agree, I will have to.
>>>> At least, having the list of bugs fixed by a given release in the
>>>> release notes would be helpful.
>>> I don't get what is missing right now.
>>> As I have already pointed out at this year's SambaXP, the release notes
>>> contain all older release note of the branch. So you can track down which
>>> bug was fixed in which release. Please clarify what should be added.
>> I don't think anything is missing for Christian's use case. Though it
>> would be a shame if the info about the fixed bugs would go away. But
>> that's not what others are implying I guess.
> no, the fixed bugs won't go away, of course. The discussion is about adding a
> list of known and unfixed bugs. 
>> What could be useful to add is a short list of very important bugs that
>> were considered, but were in the end not waited for that particular release.
> Please see the "Major enhancements in Samba 3.x.y include:" section
> in the release notes (not available for security releases). Sometimes it's
> very difficult for me to create this list, but it should be what you are
> asking for. Do you agree?

No, it's rather the 'Known issues' section which is also already covered :-)

Thanks for doing such a great job!



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