[ros-dev] Prelude to voting for the Testing Coordinator Roles andResponsibilities.

Murphy, Ged (Bolton) MurphyG at cmpbatteries.co.uk
Mon Oct 17 13:27:54 CEST 2005

Ge van Geldorp wrote:
> Yes, that is what RC1 is for. It is supposed to be made immediately after
> branching, when entering feature freeze. It's status is basically no more
> than that of a random svn version. Perhaps "RC1" is a misnomer. 
> Perhaps we should call
> it "FF" (Feature Freeze) instead and rename RC2 to "CF" (Code Freeze)?

My understanding of RC in the software world is a Release Candidate, meaning
we have removed every bug we could find and we think this software is now
ready for release.

Therefore I think RC gives out the wrong impression and should not be used.
Code Freeze or Preview Release sounds good to me.

> > However, I have decided to no longer 
> > continue as TC, if I was even TC to start with.
> I am really sorry to hear this and hope you will reconsider.

I also hope you will reconsider. IMO, the assignment of a TC has proven to
be one of the most successful ideas I've seen since I started following the
project. The work you have done so far has been fantastic and I would like
to see it continue.


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