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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Question on Kepler SR1 release review

I'll take this topic as a good segue to summarize Planning Council's view on "more frequent releases" and "including new features in SRs". I'll try to keep in brief, but anyone is welcome to read my full notes of meeting at

First, it was recognized our "slow pace" was not satisfying all projects and adopters, but ...
Second, it was satisfying most, so the short answer is status quo continues ... though we committed to continue the discussion for the long term. Its just that no one knew of any "easy answers" that could be implemented easily, without requiring more work from everyone.

The "status quo" is captured in our current policy statement, at

In fact, it turns out several strategic adopting members were surprised we allow new features at all ... and wanted the emphasis to stay on bug fixes and quality improvements in the SRs, and to not "be surprised" by new features. So, we humbling ask projects to announce and summarize here on cross-project list when they are adding new features and when "minor" versions increment.  We definitely want to allow projects to add new features when they need to, based on the needs of their community and adopters ... but don't want to encourage "experiments" with new features that might not be fully baked yet. So, we'll stick with the restrictions that "new releases" must be released a month before RC1 and "be in" RC1, as our policy states.

This does not prevent any project from having a new release anytime you want .... but might mean you can not contribute it to "Simultaneous Release maintenance".

Hope this helps adds clarity to the current rules for "Simultaneous Release maintenance".


From:        Gunnar Wagenknecht <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date:        08/14/2013 08:55 AM
Subject:        Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Question on Kepler SR1 release review
Sent by:        cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

Am 14.08.2013 um 02:41 schrieb Matthias Sohn <matthias.sohn@xxxxxxxxx>:
> AFAIK if you want to release a pure maintenance release (only bugfixes, no new features)
> you don't need a release review, if you want to ship new features you need the review.

Yes, this is correct. Technically, a pure maintenance (aka. service) releases changes only the 'x' of 'a.b.x' version string.


Gunnar Wagenknecht

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