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Re: Release process & rolling new releases

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Release process & rolling new releases
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:00:06 -0500
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Justus, believe me, I do understand your frustration.  Thank you very
much for being insistent, instead of just going away.

On Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:03:43 +0100, Justus Winter 
<4winter@informatik.uni-hamburg.de> wrote:
> Either more people have to review the patches, or we need to
> change the commit policy.

I agree.

> Also, let's just merge the startup patch series.  The hairy part of it
> has been tested in Debian Hurd for a year now.  We agree on the
> principle, and noone took the time or cared enough to disagree with
> the patch series.

A reasonable assertion.

> The glibc change is trivial.  And even if the change is not applied to
> the glibc, it only breaks the system shutdown.  Furthermore, I believe
> that we, the Hurd developers, should be entitled to make such a change
> without the explicit consent of the glibc developers.  If this is not
> the case, then I do not believe that developing the Hurd is very
> practical, or even possible, given that half of the Hurd system is
> implemented in the glibc.


I have already started discussing some procedural changes, and will
follow up once I'm back home (currently travelling), in early December.


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