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Developer Summit

Refine our SRU process to be more agile while avoiding too many pitfalls

2012-05-08 10:00..10:45 in Jr. Ballroom 2

Our current SRU process is perhaps slightly over-engineered as a reaction to the fact that out previous SRU process was almost certainly far too lightweight. While there's (I hope obvious to all) value in documentation, audit trails, regression testing, and "bake-in" periods, our current process makes it somewhat difficult to get urgent fixes out quickly, while also discouraging the casual observer with an "obviously-correct" 2-character patch from making contributions to stable releases.

We don't want to throw the babies out with the bathwater here, but we need to discuss ways we can make the process more agile while still keeping it robust enough to avoid making serious mistakes along the way.