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Karl Williamson
July 1, 2014 00:45
Re: let us all share and enjoy "pending release"
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On 06/28/2014 02:43 PM, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> At the request of a few committers, in our recent RT upgrade, we got a new
> status: pending release.
> This status means, "we fixed the bug, but only in dev, and not yet in
> production."  I expect we want to use it quite a lot.
> For anything fixed in blead that won't be available until 5.22.0 (or whatever
> the next stable is), we'll use "pending release."  Then, when 5.22.0 is
> released, those tickets can be bulk-updated in RT with a notice that the fix is
> now in blead.  Alternately, it can be marked resolved when released in a maint
> version or dual-life CPAN upload.
> I worry about the care required to get the ticket resolved early when a fix is
> available pre-next-stable-zero-release, though.  Still, notice somewhat too
> late is probably greatly superior to notice much too early.

I think it is better not to use 'pending release' when the bug never 
appears in a stable release; that is it is introduced in the current 
odd-numbered series, and is fixed in the same series.  Comments?

Also, I would like a ruling on my earlier proposal

that we send an email to the OP both when it gets put into blead and 
when the release comes out.  This would allow people to get early access 
to fixed-code if they have the skills and inclination.

Also, every template we create should have something like
"Thank you for reporting this" as near to the top of the reply as makes 

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