[cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] [Openmp-dev] RFC: Release process changes

Aaron Ballman via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue May 26 15:27:15 PDT 2020

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 4:22 AM Renato Golin via cfe-dev
<cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 May 2020 at 23:10, Hans Wennborg via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> > +1
> >
> > Maybe even stronger than "is allowed to commit", I think we should
> > really think about it as the release manager owning the branch, and
> > has full authority over what goes into it or not. Consulting code
> > owners often makes sense of course, but for many patches, consulting
> > the code owner (when there is one) is an unnecessary slowdown.
> Agree, with one condition: this is a "best effort" to speed up the
> process, not to create a tug-of-war between release managers and code
> owners.
> All rules still apply: developers can ask for post-commit reversal if
> a problem is found, which can delay the release further and create
> merge problems if it flip-flops for too long.

I think the proposed release processes make sense to me, and agree
with Renato's points.


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