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Re: [Xen-devel] [DOCDAY] Maintenance Release Policy

On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 10:57 +0000, Jan Beulich wrote:
> >>> On 27.11.12 at 11:52, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 09:56 +0000, Lars Kurth wrote:
> >> > Each stable branch has a maintainer who is nominated/volunteers and
> >> is
> >> > accepted via consensus among the maintainers and committers (XXX or
> >> just
> >> > committers?). 
> >> I am wondering whether we should treat this exactly like
> >> maintainership. It's the same idea.
> >> We could just add a "stable release" section to the MAINTAINERS file
> >> and follow the same 
> >> process of nominating a maintainer. Or track the stable release
> >> maintainer in the branched
> >> versions of the file. Does anybody have any views?
> > 
> > I think we could reasonably do both?
> I'm not certain tracking stable branch maintainers in the -unstable
> MAINTAINERS file is of much use, plus I would be afraid this would
> then be forgotten to get updated upon releases (and hence getting
> stale quite quickly).

My theory was that people looking in unstable for the fix the their
problem might just look in to the unstable MAINTAINERS file. In reality
I suspect no one ever looks in there for any reason anyway (we don't
really have a culture of CCing maintainers).

We could at least include a reference in unstable to the stable backport
docs, even if we don't list specific maintainers.


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