September 9, 2011

Remnant: A New Release Process for Ubuntu?

Scott James Remnant has posted a detailed discussion of problems he sees in the current Ubuntu release process and a proposed improvement: monthly releases. "My proposal is a radical change to the Ubuntu Release Process, but surprisingly it would take very little technical effort to implement because all the pieces are already there including the work on performing automated functional and verification tests. I believe it solves the problem of landing unstable features before they’re ready, because it almost entirely removes releases as a thing. As a developer you simply work in a PPA until you’ll pass review, and land a stable feature that can replace what was there before."

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