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Re: [Xen-devel] [Notes for xen summit 2018 design session] Process changes: is the 6 monthly release Cadence too short, Security Process, ...

On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 08:53:51AM +0100, Wei Liu wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 03:26:16PM +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
> > So a fair amount of the discussion was about what it would look like,
> > and what it would take, to make it such that almost any push from
> > osstest (or whatever testing infrasctructure we went with) could
> > reasonably be released, and would have a very low expectation of
> > having extraneous bugs.
> I would also like to advocate changing the mentality a bit. The current
> mentality is that "we want to be reasonably sure there is low
> expectation of bugs before we can release". Why not change to "we
> release when we're sure there is definitely improvement in the tree
> compared to last release"?

The current guideline is quite objective, if there are no reported
bugs and osstest flight doesn't show any regressions we are ready to
release. OTOH how should the improvements to the tree be quantized and

At any point during the development or the release process the tree
will contain improvements in some areas compared to the last


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