[arch-releng] Proposal for a release schedule

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun Oct 7 06:30:55 EDT 2012

On Oct 7, 2012 12:23 PM, "Pierre Schmitz" <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to suggest the following schedule for [arch]iso
> maintenance. The idea is to have dedicated time frames for each part and
> not to do everything on the last minute.
> We aim for monthly iso image releases. This will mostly be the first
> weekend of every month. E.g. the next one will be build on November 3rd
> and announced the Sunday after.
> For archiso itself I suggest we propose and discuss new features and
> patches within the first two weeks after a iso release. On the third
> week we need test these changes; only bugfix and minor patches are
> allowed here. Before the fourth week we should tag and release a new
> archiso package.
> What do you think about this in general? Of course these are more
> guidelines than strict rules and I know that we very likely will miss
> those goals by a few days.

What about simply decoupling the git development from the actual releases?
That is, add a tag in git whenever it is 'ready', and for our monthly
releases we use the last tag rather than current head? Even better if we
avoid tagging just before the release so there are no surprises.


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