Relevancy of branch locks during the release process

Guillaume Lambert


As discussed during the TSC meeting of 7th July,
I'd like to challenge the relevancy of branch locks during releases processes.
In my opinion they have more cons than pros today.

I agree they used to be meaningful in the past to avoid potential overlaps and incoherence.

But it was a time when many active projects and committers were taking part to the release.

I am not convinced the size of the community still justifies such a process today.
And since most active projects and their committers are quite experienced,
I am quite convinced that branch locks more brake the release than they help.
I think especially of repeated situations such as when downstream projects face
bugs in their upstream dependencies and have to wait for the branch to be unlocked
to update their poms and trigger stage-releases jobs.

But I might have missed some aspects.
So I would like to have other community members'opinion on the topic.

Best Regards


Envoyé : lundi 8 août 2022 17:45
À : Daniel de la Rosa; TSC
Objet : RE: Code freeze for Sulfur SR2

Hi Daniel

You are right.
For the moment, I assume that we can still process as before once again.

Bacuase we didn't close the debate about this point.
I still have to send an email with more details to trigger it.
Most people including myself were on vacation just after this meeting.
I can do it soon now that everyone is back.

Best Regards


De : Daniel de la Rosa <ddelarosa0707@...>
Envoyé : lundi 8 août 2022 17:00:00
Objet : Code freeze for Sulfur SR2
Hello Guillaume and all,  I just remembered that we wanted to shorten the code freeze for new releases, as it is documented in our TSC meeting minutes from July 7th. So based on this, when do we want to announce and/or start the code freeze for Sulfur SR2? 

Please let me know here or directly in the checklist

Daniel de la Rosa
ODL Release Manager


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