DTP Ganymede Milestone Sign-off Policy
[12/7/07]: This document is a draft and has not been approved by the DTP PMC.
- Approved Build: A milestone, release candidate or release declared by the DTP PMC.
- Candidate Build: A build being tested in consideration to be declared an Approved Build.
As both an Eclipse project and a member of coordinated releases (Callisto, Europa, Ganymede), it is imperative that DTP Approved Builds are of acceptable quality.
- For each DTP Approved Build cycle, the PMC will determine a Candidate Build date.
- For each DTP Approved Build cycle, the PMC will determine a sign-off close date and publish it to the dtp-pmc mailing list.
- Each DTP project lead should work with their teams to test the DTP Candidate Build.
- By the sign-off close date, each DTP project lead will send an email to dtp-pmc with one of the following opinions:
- Accepted: "In the project lead's best judgement, their project components are ready for the Approved Build."
- Accepted, with reservations: "In the project lead's best judgement, their project components are ready for the Approved Build, with the following reservations." This is followed by a list of Bugzilla entries specific to that project, which the project lead would ideally like to see resolved, but not enough strictly to postpone the Approved Build.
- Declined: "In the project lead's best judgement, their project components are not ready for the Approved Build." This is followed by a list of Bugzilla entries specific to that project, which the project lead believes must be resolved before declaration of the Approved Build.
- Based on the reports provided, the PMC will decide whether to declare the Approved Build.
- On an exception basis, this information will be provided to the current coordinated release via the associated mailing list. Exceptions include:
- Reservations expressed by project leads.
- Absence of reports from project leads.
- PMC override of project lead declines.