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Sawyer X
March 10, 2018 06:54
Re: Release 5.27.9 is available now!
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On 03/08/2018 11:31 PM, Matthew Horsfall (alh) wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 9:05 PM, Matthew Horsfall (alh)
> <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 1:13 PM, Father Chrysostomos <> wrote:
>>> Maybe we should change the rmg to require that the release commit be
>>> pushed and tagged before the actual release is made.  This will pre-
>>> vent a recurrence.
>> This makes sense to me!
> Sawyer, any thoughts here? (or anyone else?)

I think both options are equally problematic. If you release the tarball
and then can't push or if you push but then realize you need to regen
the tarball. The pushing of tag and commits is a commitment to the
tarball you created and there's no way back. We're only asking what we
think is more likely: A permission problem or a need to regen the
tarball after you created the tag. (The latter happened to me once, IIRC.)

The one possible benefit of changing it is that it lowers the time-frame
in which others push commits, but the only case I can think of in which
it matters is perldelta. By freeze most changes (definitely any that
would require a change in perldelta) should be in a branch anyway, no?

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