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Re: 5.1.9 tagged for release


The emails on this mailing list is the "heads up". Anyhow, I don't
think we need to change anything other than maybe set an _rc1 tag when
announcing an imminent stable tag, for every stable tag -- big or
small. And make sure to have a strict string freeze. That will allow
translations to flow in since that _rc1.

On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 at 13:34, Christoph Moench-Tegeder
<cmt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ## Nick Østergaard (oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx):
> > By having the release announcement, it is easier to use that as a
> > reference when users are flagging packages in various distros.
> Even more: some distros - I'm writing as the maintainer of FreeBSD's
> KiCAD packages - are waiting for the release announcement before
> shipping the update. In the past, there were some unfortunate cases
> where distfiles had to be re-rolled, causing much hassle and version
> bumps; and I understood this was a situation to avoid.
> Perhaps it would be nice to have a seperate "heads up, you can start
> packaging now" announcement to have releases ready from day one on
> more platforms.
> Or we just don't lose any sweat over a few days delay. Hey, there's
> a lot of volunteer work going on here, and at any given time someone
> will be on vacation, busy or otherwise unavailable for whatever reason.
> And then we don't really need coordinated security releases - yes,
> complex file format and file exchange across organisations, but then
> KiCAD is not running internet-facing on half of the world's infrastructure.
> Also, these bugfix releases are mostly low-effort for packagers:
> with 5.1.9, I only had to bump the versions - no additional
> patching required.
> Regards,
> Christoph
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