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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Announcing a one week slip in the Mars.1 release (from 9/25 to 10/2)


The reason for the change from Mars SR1 to Mars 1 is because this is how we've been doing it for years. Many people (EGit / JGit, Mylyn, CDT -- to name a few) had been putting minor releases in the release train during the SRs. I ran some numbers last year, and > 1000 Installable Units had incremented their minor version number between SR0 and SR2. This means, assuming people are following the version guidelines, that up to 1,000 bundles had already been adding new API between SR0 and SR2. 

Changing the name of the train just means we are acknowledging what was already happening.


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 11:21 PM, Ed Willink <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Surely this is the inevitable consequence of Mars.1 rather than Mars SR1?

SR1 required each component to be a safe upgrade so that exact release timing was irrelevant.

Mars.1 is a new release so users must get to see the co-ordinated new release in one go rather than incrementally. If A.1 pulls in B.1, but C uses B, users of C are in a mess until they get C.1.


        Ed Willink

On 24/09/2015 05:26, Gunnar Wagenknecht wrote:

Am 23.09.2015 um 23:37 schrieb David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>:
If not obvious, this means all participants in "coordinated release train" should not make your releases visible on 9/25, but wait until 10/2 10 AM to make them visible, and announce your official releases.
This seem unnecessarily restrictive. I don't bother with the announcement part. However, I don't recall there is something in the process that requires project to wait publishing the release bits. Not making them visible could have a huge effect on a project's adopter community.


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