[cfe-dev] RFC: Release process changes

Tom Stellard via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 26 15:25:43 PDT 2020

On 05/22/2020 04:57 AM, David Chisnall via cfe-dev wrote:
> Thanks Tom,
> This sounds great.  Two minor comments:
> On 21/05/2020 19:59, Tom Stellard via cfe-dev wrote:
>> ** Create a time-based bug-fix release schedule.  After each major release, make
>>     a new bug-fix release every 2 weeks for 12 weeks (6 releases total).
> Presumably that's a maximum time delay?  If there are no bugs with simple back-portable fixes found in a two-week window, I hope the release manager isn't required to do an N.M+1 that is identical to N.M except for the version number?

That's right.  In this case, the release manager would just postpone the release another
2 weeks.

>> * Before RC2: Patches should be limited to bug fixes or backend specific
>>    improvements that are determined to be very safe.
> It would be good to make this 'back-end or platform' rather than just 'back-end'.  If there is a small tweak that is going to be added as a patch by the downstream package maintainer for a given platform, it's probably a good idea to have it in the upstream repository.

Does platform in this case mean operating system?


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