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Re: 5.1.9 tagged for release


On 12/23/20 9:38 AM, Steven A. Falco wrote:
> On 12/23/20 9:36 AM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> On 12/23/20 5:20 AM, Carsten Schoenert wrote:
>>> Hell Nick,
>>> Am 23.12.20 um 10:07 schrieb Nick Østergaard:
>>>> Hi Carsten
>>>> This is a balancing act. Quite some time ago we decided that we should
>>>> make the release _announcement_ (on the website) when we have build
>>>> available for some major platforms, these specifically being windows,
>>>> ubuntu ppa and macos, mostly because that gives us some good
>>>> "coverage" and we control those builds "ourselves".
>>> that's of course up to the KiCad team to do such decisions. But I see no
>>> reason why KiCad should be that exclusive. So far I've seen in the past
>>> all the big distributions and the maintainer of the packages for KiCad
>>> have acted quick as possible. But you need to give them some time. And
>>> again, we have x-mas, why rushing things more than needed?
>>>> I am not trying to exclude you as a kicad maintainer.
>>> But this is it it looks like.
>>> As at least one other contributor has stated, please give us the needed
>>> time. No planned release announcement was done again on any of the
>>> ML. :-(
>>>> By having the release announcement, it is easier to use that as a
>>>> reference when users are flagging packages in various distros.
>>>> Essentially we don't expect other distros to have builds ready by the
>>>> release announcement.
>>> Why not doing this? It has worked in the past years. It would look much
>>> better if things would be done more coordinated.
>> This is why I asked if everyone is OK with my original time line.  I
>> don't want to speak on behalf of all of the other devs because I don't
>> know what their schedules look like.  We should not be tagging all the
>> other repos until folks have had a chance to reply in case there is any
>> outstanding issues.  I'm perfectly fine with proceeding with my original
>> time line.  It sounds like we just had a few translations that needed
>> merged so I fine waiting until that is complete before we start building
>> packages.
> Everything was already tagged as of yesterday.  I think it is already
> too late to make any further changes to 5.1.9.

Well this is unfortunate.  Next time we need to do a better job of
allowing everyone to respond before we tag all of the other repos to
make sure there are no outstanding issues.  I think this is the first
time this has happened so I'm not going to over react a propose new


>     Steve
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