Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 24 05:14:42 PDT 2011

On 23.03.2011 17:08, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> I'd like to release 1.10.1 on Wednesday the 30th of March at 14h00 UTC.

We do want to have some time for testing. Not all proposed changes are found in
the branch yet, so I really would like to see these changes in the branch, and
*then* have a week for testing. Assuming that the changes are checked in today
or tomorrow, please don't release before Mar 31 or Apr 1 (no April joke).

> other additions?

yes, testing, and documentation of testing.  With the latest security fixes and
the non-default hotspot came some regressions.  If not fixed, these should be at
least documented.

If testing reveals regressions, do we consider these as release blockers, and if
yes, for which configurations?

For the documentation of the tests, maybe have a wiki page for each release
branch with a matrix architecture/VM, and the cells mentioning the last version
tested on this branch.  Then at least it's visible which configurations did see
some attention.

Which VM's to test?

 - default hotspot on x86

should be required for x86 and x86_64, regressions should be release blockers.

 - zero on x86? ARM? powerpc?
 - shark?
 - optional hotspot on x86?

I assume these could be tested without too much trouble, and even running the
jdk tests for a subset of these should be possible.

 - JamVM?

Optional, but would be good to know that a certain configuration is tested.


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