[Framework-Team] Re: 3.2 Release Manager

Spanky spanky at 3x6x9.com
Wed Jun 25 00:02:07 UTC 2008

Martin Aspeli wrote:
> 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. ;)

/me is familiar with saying no ;)

> Or optilude. :-)
> Other useful things that Wichert has done:
>  - setting realistic deadlines
>  - harassing people to meet said deadlines
>  - reading code in checkins

I would request help with this because I won't always full grasp the 
impact of certain code changes, although I do read collective.cvs and 
plone.cvs to keep up with what's happening.

>  - complaining when checkins break our policies
>  - updating/soliciting release notes
>  - "owning" the stability of a release by setting appropriate standards 
> and performing final testing

All of this sounds in line with my expectations of the job :)

> Cheers,
> Martin

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