[Framework-Team] Re: 3.2 Release Manager

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Tue Jun 24 21:45:43 UTC 2008

Helge Tesdal wrote:
> On 24. jun. 2008, at 22:45, Spanky wrote:
>> Before I make my case, the reason I didn't simply say "I'll do it!" is 
>> because I'd like to know a little bit more about the job.  This is 
>> what I was really asking for.  I certainly don't want to volunteer for 
>> something I cannot do :)  So, I asked what the job entails.  Is it 
>> very code-centric or more process-oriented?  To me, it seems this job 
>> is about making sure that the appropriate parties are providing the 
>> pieces required for the release (cutting releases/making eggs), 
>> compiling everything, running tests, communicating with everyone on 
>> this and other teams, tagging releases, managing changelogs, building 
>> consensus about versions/features/direction, etc.  Basically 
>> "managing" the "release". Maybe I'm totally off-base.  Either way, I'd 
>> like to learn.
> Saying no to people trying to get new features into bugfix releases, 
> even though it's unpopular decisions, and even if it's limi who really 
> wants to. ;)

Or optilude. :-)

Other useful things that Wichert has done:

  - setting realistic deadlines
  - harassing people to meet said deadlines
  - reading code in checkins
  - complaining when checkins break our policies
  - updating/soliciting release notes
  - "owning" the stability of a release by setting appropriate standards 
and performing final testing


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