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Update docs and communicate to community the new branching strategy

Added by dkliban@redhat.com almost 7 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
CLOSED - CURRENTRELEASE
Priority:
Normal
Category:
-
Sprint/Milestone:
-
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Platform Release:
2.8.0
Groomed:
No
Sprint Candidate:
No
Tags:
Documentation, Pulp 2
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Description

Update the docs [0] to reflect the change in branching strategy that we had discussed. Here is the summary:

Each X.Y release will have one branch. Perhaps we call it X.Y-dev to be consistent with current naming. 
All work for the X.Y stream will be merged to this branch.

Beta, RC, and GA releases will be represented as tags only.

When it is time to do a beta release, the current tip of X.Y-dev will be tagged and built. If a beta or RC
fails testing, appropriate fixes are applied to X.Y-dev, and a new build can be made. Any additional fixes
not blocking the previous beta, which happen to have been merged to X.Y-dev since the previous build,
*will be included*. Betas are no longer frozen to just blocking fixes.

Hotfix: If an important hotfix must go out quickly, a branch will be created from the previous Z release tag.
The fix will be made (via PR from a personal fork to the hotfix branch), a new tag will be built from the tip
of the hotfix branch, and the hotfix branch can be merged to X.Y-dev.

Merging a PR forward is only required once per X.Y release, and we can guarantee that X.(Y-1) is always
fully merged into X.Y. This should be about as easy as merging could be. Example: I fix a bug in 2.7-dev. I
know it will land in the next 2.7 build, but I don't need to care which. I merge my change to 2.8-dev if it
exists, and master. 2.7-dev is guaranteed to already be fully merged into 2.8-dev and master, so the merge
should be uneventful.

Once the documentation is updated, an email needs to be sent out to the pulp-list with [devel] tag in subject. The email should explain that there has been a change in the branching strategy and point readers to the newly updated documentation.

[0] - http://pulp.readthedocs.org/en/latest/dev-guide/contributing/branching.html

Actions #1

Updated by dkliban@redhat.com almost 7 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #2

Updated by mhrivnak almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from NEW to ASSIGNED
  • Assignee set to mhrivnak
Actions #3

Updated by mhrivnak almost 7 years ago

https://github.com/pulp/pulp/pull/2122

I'm leaving this as assigned, because an additional PR will be required to update the build documentation.

Added by mhrivnak almost 7 years ago

Revision 080ab0f6

describing our new branching and merging strategy

re #1311

Added by mhrivnak almost 7 years ago

Revision 080ab0f6

describing our new branching and merging strategy

re #1311

Actions #4

Updated by dkliban@redhat.com almost 7 years ago

  • Assignee changed from mhrivnak to dkliban@redhat.com
Actions #5

Updated by dkliban@redhat.com almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from ASSIGNED to MODIFIED
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
Actions #6

Updated by rbarlow over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from MODIFIED to 5
  • Platform Release set to 2.8.0
Actions #7

Updated by dkliban@redhat.com over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from 5 to CLOSED - CURRENTRELEASE
Actions #8

Updated by bmbouter over 3 years ago

  • Tags Pulp 2 added

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