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[alpine-devel] Soft freeze imposed for 3.6 release prep

From: William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:56:10 -0500

Hi,

We are imposing a soft freeze in edge for now, as part of preparation
for the 3.6 release.

In case anyone forgot the rules:

- minor changes such as non-ABI breaking version bumps are still allowed

- changes to an existing package's structure (such as the recent
nss-static change) are not allowed unless a specific exception is
granted

- high risk changes will be considered on a case by case basis, if you
think that your change is "high risk", please hold off on it for now
unless it is really important. if not sure, ask somebody.

- changes for abuild set -e support are not allowed at this time

- moving packages from testing to community are allowed for now, but
will be disallowed once the hard freeze is in place

A hard freeze in preparation for branching 3.6 will most likely begin
next week on Friday. Once the branch has occured, the edge tree will
return back to a soft freeze status until the 3.6.0 release with the
ABI rule relaxed.

The testing repo only lives in the edge branch, and so is not subject
to any freezes.

William


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Received on Thu Mar 23 2017 - 11:56:10 GMT