> If somebody volunteers to be the caretaker for 1.5.0, is there an
implicit expectation that they would take on the responsibilities for
branch-1 as well?
Not as I originally proposed.
We will get away from RMs per branch for e.g. branch-1.y and focus on RMs
for each branch-x (and master). We are wasting precious RM effort on
branches that only produce patch releases. We should be focusing this
limited attention on branches that produce minor releases, and increase the
cadence of minor releases. This does not preclude maintenance of "long term
stable" patch release branches, like branch-1.2.
On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 4:40 PM, Mike Drob <md...@apache.org> wrote:
> If somebody volunteers to be the caretaker for 1.5.0, is there an implicit
> expectation that they would take on the responsibilities for branch-1 as
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 5:12 PM, Stack <st...@duboce.net> wrote:
> > (Moving discussion to DISCUSSION thread from "NOTICE: made branch-2.0
> > from..." -- my fault for starting it in wrong place)
> > A while back, Andrew made a PROPOSAL for 'branch RM's . I like this
> > suggestion. I see it as a means of avoiding the hell that was 2.0.0 where
> > its taken near on a year to stabilize (first alpha was last year) because
> > it has over 5k JIRAs in it; RMs can help keep their branch tidy and free
> > flotsam.
> > Andrew added more to his notion of 'branch RM' over in the NOTICE
> thread. I
> > repeat it below:
> > "For a while leading up to 1.4.0 I was effectively the branch-1 RM in
> > practice. Slacked off a bit since, but I'd like to continue with that if
> > you're agreeable. I think that branch RM role involves informally:
> > - Keeping an eye on commits to branch. Periodic review of recent commits.
> > Not acting as a gate on commits and not needing to be pinged or in the
> > for every commit, except perhaps for short periods of time around
> > for new minors.
> > - Keeping an eye on test stability. Undertaking get well projects like
> > bisecting and reverting offending commits to resolve test suite decay.
> > - Periodically kicking off new minor releases. Depends on branch and need
> > for what's on deck."
> > Interested in what folks think.
> > St.Ack
> > 1. *https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/247697bcfb97adeeec2d14241856ca
> > 7a77a167c9efe0dbc83b0a746f@%3Cdev.hbase.apache.org%3E
> > <https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/247697bcfb97adeeec2d14241856ca
> > 7a77a167c9efe0dbc83b0a746f@%3Cdev.hbase.apache.org%3E>*
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