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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Is it to late to change our Ganymede Plans?

Hi David,

I find the RC5 idea confusing.
Can you please once more explain why we need something between 3.4 RC4 and 3.4?


David M Williams schrieb:

That would probably be fine, and maybe could be made to work, but 1) not all projects use "3.4" so then everyone is using something different, which is maybe no big deal, but just seems
conceptually wrong ... and might make communication more complicated instead of coordinated. (But, as I noted, the raw number is what would be used in driver IDs, etc.).

This "RC5" is mostly for bugzilla and giving a common language to discuss "the final bits" (such as ... "are your RC5 bits ready"? Are you going to do an RC5 build? Instead of a different question to each project ... "are your 4.5 bits ready", "do you plan to do a 2.4 build"?

Also, for us, in WTP, we use the naked milestone number, "3.0" in bugzilla to signify "anything that's planned to be done in 3.0" and then once we have
the work predictably done, we assign it a specific milestone. So, at this point, I suspect we still have a bunch of stuff targeted to "3.0" in bugzilla, and we'd have to clean that up quick, to re-use it for a slightly different meaning here at the last step of shutdown.

That's us.

From: Philippe P Mulet <philippe_mulet@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 06/07/2008 04:02 AM
Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Is it to late to change        our        Ganymede        Plans?

Just wondering.
Why isn't the "3.4" target a fair representation of the 3.4 GA ? This is what we usually would use in our project to denote work done post 3.4RC4.

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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Is it to late to change our        Ganymede        Plans?

Thanks for some quick feedback. I think if individual projects want to (or already are) using 'GA', that's fine ... but, I'd already entered my webtools targets as 'RC5', so will leave.
(Sometimes it saddens me how my rigid mind must continue to think in the same incremental patterns -- guess that's a  sign of a programmer?)   :)  

Also, I got the bright idea I didn't actually need a new row in that table that had the same dates as subsequent row ... I just added RC5 in parenthesis after 'Ganymede' in the table.

And .. improved the text description.

Thanks again,

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Note: in the following table, RC5 on the 'Ganymede' line does not mean this final build is a release 'candidate' ... it is still to be the 'final build' for this Release ... but 'RC5' is the suggested "target" to have some consistent terminology in Bugzilla, and similar things, to be able to mark things that are different in the final release build than in the RC4 build. [The full word, "Ganymede" doesn't make a very good bugzilla milestone target, since it's a little too inclusive, and "R" (for "Release") is too short. TODO: next year consider "GA" for this final target?]

Hopefully there will not by ANY differences between RC4, and RC5 ... but, some projects may find they have to make doc additions, readme files, etc., so ... this just provides a way that such changes can be consistently marked, tracked, etc., to better keep everyone informed about what might be different between RC4 and the RC5 (the final released code). [Note: it's probably obvious, but this does not mean "RC5" should be part of the final zip file names or anything. those can still be what ever "final" name they would always have been.]

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