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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Release Verification Checklist
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2013 04:44:57 GMT

On Dec 1, 2013, at 4:47 PM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 1:52 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
>> One note I have is I don't think we should be teaching that some of release
>> steps are "optional" when they are required.
> Don't get me wrong -- I would actually prefer to make each PPMC member do the
> work for each item.  The main rationale behind making the checklist items
> "optional" is something else: to avoid adding yet more design pressure onto
> the checklist.  Making all items "required" means that we have to anticipate
> all possible edge cases in advance, lest we make it impossible to vote for a
> release which would otherwise pass but gets hung up on a technicality.

I'll agree that there is a balance between confronting a long list and trying to get it done.
I'll submit that we do need to know the podling gets it. I've seen instances where TLP's have
new members who need to be taught this curriculum as well.

> How about building in a different safety valve?
>  - Checklist (all items optional, mark only those personally verified):
>  + Checklist (mark only items personally verified; items left unchecked must
>  + be explained in "Notes"):

I think that this will work. It encourages PPMC members to do the "required" activities without
overly penalizing them for failure.

>> If we are using the checklist as a way to test and measure the podling for
>> graduation then I would add the following checkboxes.
> I don't think we should add any design requirement that does not pertain to
> voting on the release artifacts.  It is already extremely challenging
> attempting to meet all the absolute requirements being presented by various
> discussion participants.

My additions are trivially easier than all other items. These serve to identify the voter
and help IPMC members save time when vetting a release.


> Marvin Humphrey
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