[Python-Dev] Python 3.4: Cherry-picking into rc2 and final

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed Feb 19 19:17:47 CET 2014

Am 19.02.2014 19:00, schrieb Georg Brandl:
> Am 19.02.2014 16:50, schrieb Guido van Rossum:
>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:42 AM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net
>> <mailto:g.brandl at gmx.net>> wrote:
>>     Am 19.02.2014 00:54, schrieb Barry Warsaw:
>>     > On Feb 19, 2014, at 12:38 AM, Matthias Klose wrote:
>>     >
>>     >>Am 17.02.2014 00:25, schrieb Larry Hastings:
>>     >>> And my local branch will remain private until 3.4.0 final ships!
>>     >>
>>     >>sorry, but this is so wrong. Is there *any* reason why to keep this branch
>>     >>private?
>>     >
>>     > IMO, no.  read-only for !larry sure, but not private.
>>     I emphatically agree.  There is no need at all for secrecy, or paranoia.
>>     And it is very understandable that vendors (or even "just" our binary
>>     building experts) want to make as many tests with what will be RC2 and
>>     then final as they can, to catch possible issues before release.
>> That's why it's RC2 and not 3.4final, right? Once Larry says it's baked,
>> everyone *will* have a chance to test it. What value is a preview of the preview
>> really going to add?
> Ned told me just a few days ago that he does regular pre-tag builds of the OSX
> installers, and as for the Debian/Ubuntu side Barry can say more.  The thing
> with the RCs is that as long as you add patches during the RC phase (which is
> more or less unavoidable if the schedule is to be kept), the state of the
> release branch can only profit from more eyes.

There's even some helpful people on #python-dev (like Arfrever from Gentoo) who
frequently do post-push reviews, catching embarrassing bugs before they can
sneak their way into a release (thank you Arfrever!).

OK, that's my reasoning, I'm going to fucking shut up now.


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