Kim, yes, thanks for the reminder ....
we do need an explicit 24 hour time period before announcing availability
to allow mirrors to catch up.
And (in the interest of improving our
planing as we iterate and learn how to plan) this is such a hard and obvious
requirement we should add one day to our
RC "end dates" ... for nothing
but that mirroring (this is not a buffer to change things, but, teams could
use it to continue testing, to at least know in advance of
any big problems or find workarounds).
And, when our current "end dates"
are on Fridays, I suggest our new public, published "end dates"
would be +1 end to Monday's. And, since
"due dates" often mean "late
in the day on that due-date" I propose the announcement be +1
to the end date (but could be in the mornings :)
In my mind, this is just codifying "what
everybody knew", or "how things happen to be working out in practice"
... but, obviously, not everyone does know it,
so, hope this would help get the write
dates written down. for others plans.
And, while on paper this looks like
"a big change" it does not change "the chain of availability"
to each other or to adopters ... just codifies the importance of the
mirror process before "updates"
announced and adds a little buffer to hold back Ian's enthusiasm. :)
So, this is what it would look like
this week, as an example ... and, I think even with this being a "confusing"
week, I think this is still achievable.
14-Apr - Platform
19-Apr - CDT, DTP, EMF, GEF, VE
21-Apr - BIRT, GMF, TPTP, WTP
24-Apr. Update site verified and mirrored
25-Apr. Announced available to community
for early testing
So, Ian, can you just remove link now?
And announce next Tuesday?
(Or, you could change it to say "coming
soon", and explaining to look back Tuesday).
B. How to track status?
Several have commented that we need
a "summary" status page ... the mailing list is nice, but
since I have no memory :) it is
nice to have a summary table. I suggest we have one near
and if no one else does, I'll likely
create one late today.
C. Staging site updated
The staging site should now be up-to-date
except for BIRT, GMF, and WTP ... which I would expect all to be available
I'd ask if at all possible tor teams
to verify the staging area as soon as possible. I'll plan on copying to
releases area over the weekend,
Sunday night at the latest, so the 24
hour mirror period can get started as early as possible -- that's one of
these times that's an absolute
minimum ... .the longer "mirror
time" the better.