Quoting Frans Pop (firstname.lastname@example.org): > On Wednesday 24 December 2008, Colin Watson wrote: > > IIRC, we never used to keep trunk closed during release periods; > > instead, we used to create a branch, do all the release work off that, > > and open trunk for post-release changes. > > At the risk of angering Otavio and Christian, the simple reason is lack of > actual release *management*, and especially any form of communication > with the team from the D-I RM. This is not angering. Could we just accept that we're dramatically short of manpower and that not everything is done the perfect way? I've personnally accepted this for a while and, though very frustrating, I think it is still motivating to try keeping the hype at a sufficient level for D-I not to fall in deep sleep mode (this is basically the point of /me sending a non perfect "Bits from D-I" mail even though I'm not the D-I RM). About Colin's remarks, my personal opinion is that it could be time to resync the lenny branch with trunk and work off that lenny branch, yes. Definitely, even. Do *I* want to do this? No....for a very simple reason: there's is way too much risk that I mess things around by lack of full time commitment. As you recently pointed, I still succeed in messing up changelogs from time to time, so you can imagine if I try to play around with SVN branches....
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