Responsibility for rebuilding dependent components, was: F-16 Branched report: 20110920 changes

Adam Jackson ajax at
Tue Sep 20 14:03:23 UTC 2011

On 9/20/11 9:19 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

>> Currently
>> I only see mails of maintainers who plan updating the library, but the
>> rest of it pretty much depends on the maintainers of the depending
>> components rebuilding them quickly enough, and the original maintainer
>> to include them in the F-16 branched update.
>> I'd like to see a discussion about how we can ensure -- within
>> reasonable limits -- that e.g. bumping a library's SONAME is followed by
>> dependent components being rebuilt and included with the providing
>> component in one update.
> I'd like to see a discussion on the proceedures currently being applied
> by QA, esp. "during freezes". IMO, they are unsuitable and harmful.

I'd like to see a rationale for jamming a soname-changing update into 
the OS so close to a release.  In the absence of a very good motivation, 
that's not good engineering practice, and it's not consistent with the 
feature process.

Perhaps you're not clear on what the word "freeze" means.

- ajax

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