On point #1.
If we go and call it a minor release - should we also actually bump the minor version of the epp packages ?
And by implication bump major every year ?
Note - none of this should imply anyone inside the release train must break Api just that it is a possibility but we encourage keep things backwards compatible.
I personally think that would be a good message to send.
But interested in hearing arguments for/against it ?
We are not meeting again until August 5,
But, there are two items for you to
consider before then, and ideally come to agreement. I am thinking they
are not controversial, and we can document agreement via this list by next
week (7/24). But, if they are controversial, we can discuss at August meeting.
1. One "todo" we have is to
change the mis-perception that "new things can go into Simultaneous
Release repository only once per year".
I think one thing we can do, even for
Mars, is to officially change the name of September and February release.
Currently called "Service Release", it has been many years since
that has been true, and the only reason we haven't changed the name is
because we could not think of a better one. It was suggested at previous
meeting (thanks Max) that "Minor Release" would be appropriate.
So, I'd like to formally propose to
change the name to "Minor Release" (even for Mars) and change
"SR" abbreviations to "MR" the few places it is used.
I do not think the "rules" change over what is currently documented
in our Policy
FAQ. I suppose that "policy"
should be moved into the Plan itself, since the Policy FAQ is not easy
Please indicate thumbs up or thumbs
down, here to Planning Council list. If there is disagreement, please be
concrete as to why, and perhaps propose alternatives. We can have more
discussion at August meeting, if needed, but I think to make a change like
that, as early as possible would be better.
2. Another "todo" is the agree
to a Neon
Simultaneous Release Plan.
While there is still a lot of work to
do on the plan, as a whole, the thing I'd like to get immediate agreement
for is that the first 4 milestones would be similar in duration and dates
than in previous years. (M4 is in mid-December, 2015). See Neon
Simultaneous Release Plan for
details. That would give individual projects (and us) something concrete
to plan for in near future, while we work out details of having more "Minor
Releases" for Neon.
Again, please indicate thumbs up or
thumbs down, here to this list, and feel free to say if anyone thinks that
is an invalid "initial plan".