[Rpm-maint] Planning for rpm 4.13.0 (-rc2)

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 20:12:32 UTC 2016

On 14 October 2016 at 15:33, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> wrote:
> Time to get rpm 4.13.0 out of the door. But in order to do that, we'll need
> to cut -rc2 first, there's just too much change to jump right into final.
> The idea is to get -rc2 out next week (ie by Oct 21st at latest). If all
> goes well we'll just rename that to -final in a few weeks time, if all goes
> to hell we'll just have another -rc. Which I really, really dont want to
> happen. So what I've planned for -rc2 is this rather conservative
> cherry-picks from git master on top of the 4.13.x branch:


> If that seems somewhat strange selection, that's because ... well, I agree
> it is. To minimize the risk of breaking anything, this is almost exactly
> what has been included in Fedora and Mageia rpm during the past year. Which
> means its reasonably tried and true code, which is exactly what we want to
> get the thing out of the door, fast.

Thanks for restarting the process.
It has been months I was thinking about pinging for a RC2 but I was too lazy.
I'd started cherry-picks the patches shared by FC/mga but I stoped
months ago and never submit it so thx for doing it

> P.S. Yes, I'm back at rpm work, officially started this Monday. Lest anybody
> have funny ideas: this was set in motion out of my own will well before the
> recent "crisis" reported on lwn.net, although the timing of that was quite a
> coincindence. But as they say, old flames die hard ;)


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