[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Reorder a couple of steps in README-release

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Reorder a couple of steps in README-release
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:07:03 -0600
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20120615 Thunderbird/13.0.1

On 07/13/2012 02:00 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Reuben Thomas wrote:
>> The attached patch simply moves a paragraph so that the step of
>> pushing the final (NEWS-updating) commits to git happens before
>> uploading any release files.
> Hi Reuben,
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I deliberately chose to
> upload the tarball(s) before pushing the tag and commits.
> Why?  Because the latter step is the only one that is
> decisive, and very unlikely to be reverted.  If I upload
> something I later (in say, the following 10-20 minutes
> as I wait for it to appear on the site) want to retract
> or replace, I can do that.  However, once I push a commit
> I feel I cannot reasonably revert that.

Agreed; I also wait to push the NEWS change until after the tarball
upload was successful, if only because I have run into situations where
I had to straighten out my upload permissions and it took more than a
day.  Had I pushed the NEWS change in advance, then people would see the
NEWS in the git repository but have no matching tarball to download
during that window of time where I'm figuring out my upload issues.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: OpenPGP digital signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]