Post-TC1 strategizin'

John Watzke watzkej at
Thu Aug 4 02:21:57 UTC 2011

Honestly I rather having the extra TC build to weed out any potential
blocker that could arise during fixing and spinning of the known blockers.
I've seen that happen in the past and an extra spin can help make sure RC is
better at the start.

  -- John Watzke

On Aug 3, 2011 8:12 PM, "Clyde E. Kunkel" <clydekunkel7734 at> wrote:
> On 08/03/2011 08:41 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I thought it'd be a good idea to take a step back and plan a strategy
> > for post-Alpha TC1.
> >
> > We're in trouble for Alpha; we're a long way behind schedule, and we
> > have a lot of blocker bugs remaining. TC1 is in pretty bad shape.
> >
> > By policy, we can't call a build an RC until all known blockers are
> > fixed in it. I'm thinking we may be a way out from that.
> >
> > So, we have the choice of waiting for all blockers to be resolved before
> > we do the next compose, which might take a while, or doing a TC2 with
> > the most critical fixes in. What approach do people think we should
> > take? Would a TC2 have any value or should we just clean up all the
> > blockers we know about before we do another build, and make it RC1?
> >
> > I'm thinking we're likely to slip the Alpha at least a week either way,
> > unfortunately.
> I vote for cleaning up as many of the blockers as you can in a week to
> match the expected week slip.  Prioritize them first?
> I suspect this is vacation time for many, so a longer slip might be in
> the offing.
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