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Re: Pending merges in v6.1


2012/11/14 Fabien Pinckaers <fp@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> > I'm founding a lot of bugs with fix released but not being merged in
> > the main branch. This is leading us and I suppose the rest of
> > companies to have our own branch with those merges applied.
> They are several reasons for this:
> 1) It's a problem of timing.
> When I do merge proposals, I merge several of them in my own branch
> rather than directly in trunk. This allows to check with runbot and
> codereview before pushing to trunk. But I mark as fix released in
> launchpad when I put in my branch. (otherwise it's compelx to remind
> which bug has been closed afterwards).
> My branch is merged to trunk a few hours after, after having checked
> that runbot is green. Usually it just a matter of 24 hours.
> 2) we have pending fixes not yet merged in v6.1 that we directly merge
> in v7.0:
> -> We started a few weeks ago to forward port and code review
> improvements made on v6.1 through OPW requests to v7.0. We did a lot of
> them (about 100), but still about 20 are missing. Search OPW in these
> branches:
> https://code.launchpad.net/~openerp/openobject-addons/trunk/+activereviews
Neither of these two answers actually tells us what we would like to hear:
that bugs will be fixed in 6.0/6.1 where they started and where our
customers are running today.
When we propose a merge with 6.0/6.1 branches (and have OPW maintenance for
them) we expect the merges to actually appear in the
lp:openobject-addons/6.x branches.

Last actual code change on 6.0: 11 october 2012 before that it was 22
august 2012

For 6.1 it is slightly better with around 3 fixes in a little over a week.

The problem is merge requests are coming in faster than you can (are
willing to?) handle them. I understand your priority for v7.0 release (it's
only 2.5 months overdue now ;-) but you are neglecting your currently
paying customers/partners by not incorporating the fixes your support teams

This leads to often re-discovering of bugs (waste of our time) and
occasionally to duplicate bug reports (waste of your time). It happens way
to often that support points out it has already been fixed and link a merge
proposal but that is not the way most people maintain their production
server. They want one solid used/viewed by many branch. This ensures
quality and progress for everyone.

Niels Huylebroeck
Lead Architect   --   Agaplan
Tel. : +32 (0) 93 95 98 90
Web : http://www.agaplan.eu

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