[Releasing] rethinking the branching scheme

Richard Moore rich at kde.org
Thu Feb 20 23:00:06 CET 2014

On 20 February 2014 19:16, John Layt <jlayt at kde.org> wrote:

> 2) Gerrit is the one place we can guarantee everyone will be looking so
> have a
> message area displayed at the top of every page for posting status notices.
> One month out from freeze, post a message with the UTC time the repos will
> be
> frozen so that no-one can claim to have missed it, especially if they try
> merge commits on the day :-)  When frozen, change the message and give an
> estimate on when they will be unfrozen, and keep it updated as things
> progress.

I suggested this to Rohan at QCS and he said that it was already
implemented in the internal development version of gerrit to stop people
getting confused. The intention was to do the same to the production one,
but I guess it got lost due to the nokia troubles.

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