[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt 20.X release plans

Thomas Endt tmo26 at gmx.de
Sun Jan 19 16:05:41 EST 2020

> Von: openwrt-devel <openwrt-devel-bounces at lists.openwrt.org> Im
> Auftrag von Hauke Mehrtens
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 19. Januar 2020 18:17

> This is just my proposal and I would see the dates relaxed, it also depends if
> people have time to do it and so on. We can also do two weeks between the
> RCs and do one more like you suggested a month ago.
> The week between the branch and the RC1 is just to setup the build bots for
> the branch.

> Someone has to take care of the release and this person would then
> announce that he wants to tag and build the next RC some days before so
> that people can prepare. The person can change in the release process.

> From my point of view the delays were not caused by someone saying that
> we should wait till something is fixed, but that nobody did the next step and
> nothing happened.

IMHO we should set up a generic timing with durations and dates behind.
https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-developer/releases/release-process is already a good start, but is currently missing the RCs and the weeks behind them.

$someone, a timekeeper or release-master or how you want to call him, then regularly checks the (release specific) timing if an action is due and informs the mailing list about the actions to be done.
Dates can be flexible, but current timing should always be updated in the wiki accordingly.

Having a timing (and someone who regularly checks it) would help to be in time with the releases.
Keeping the timing updated and communicating it to the users would make the release process more transparent to them and avoid uncertainty and frustration.



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