[Gluster-Maintainers] [Gluster-devel] Maintainers meeting Agenda: Dec 13th
Niels de Vos
ndevos at redhat.com
Wed Dec 13 07:18:21 UTC 2017
On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 06:45:21AM -0500, Amar Tumballi wrote:
> This is going to be a longer meeting if we want to discuss everything here,
> so please consider going through this before and add your points (with
> name) in the meeting notes. See you all tomorrow.
> Meeting date: 12/13/2017 (Dec 13th, 19:30IST, 14:00UTC, 09:00EST)
> For features
> - Clearly ask the questions (ie, these are part of gluster specs)
> Ask about monitoring
> Ask about events
> Ask about test cases
> Ask about supporting / debugging
> Ask about path from alpha to beta to GA for the feature.
> Ask for contact person
> Ask about release-notes
> Usecase / impact areas
A description of the requirements for the feature and technical design
seem to be missing? Do we still expect to see the features documented in
the glusterfs-specs repositry?
> Round Table
> - [Amar] Do we need a STM release in future? ie, after above process is
> - STM’s main goal is to say the release is not good to be supported,
> we are using this release to add feature, and will stabilize it
> by next LTM.
> - With introduction of ‘experimental’ branch, and a proper streamline
> of process where documentation and tests are also landed with feature, it
> may be fine to say feature is ready.
> - Also say only if line-coverage is above certain limit, then only it
> will figure out in release-notes.
STM releases were introduced to get new features out to users for
testing so the developers can get early feedback. With the 6 month cycle
for LTM releases, developers were complaining that users can not be
convinced to test the nightly builds, and hence no feedback was given
until a beta release was produced. The months delay between implementing
the feature and getting feedback was difficult to handle.
I guess we could use the experimental branch for building packages that
users can try out. But I do not expect users perceive this as tempting
way to try out a certain new feature.
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