Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
Alastair McKinstry wrote:
The question is: how do you release a SCC arch, if at all?
AFAIK, the terminology is FCC/SCC for mirror split, and "release-arch"
and "non-release-arch" for which arches get released as stable. So the
question is "how do you release a non-release arch?"
Once you get over giggling at the phrasing (or maybe that's just me),
there're a few answers. The ones that come to my mind are:
(a) Just build against testing/stable instead of unstable; when etch
happens, fix up any remaining problems, and release a snapshot that more
or less matches etch. Rinse, repeat.
(b) Just build against unstable, until you get bored. Then stop, clean
up some stuff and do some basic testing, then release a snapshot.
(c) Something else
Note that it's the porters who'll have to make that call. If you do it
well, your port could even end up better supported than i386.
Exactly how "fixing some stuff" before a snapshot will work isn't clear
and will have to be worked out -- my guess is we'll probably have to set
things up so you can upload to "snapshot-s390" instead of unstable or so
for a few weeks.
There would be version skew; will Security releases be available?
If the porting team provides them.