Why Do We Release openSUSE on Thursdays - or Why Do We Slip?
Oct 23, 2008, 12:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The usual process we use can be summarized as follows:
Friday afternoon our build team (it's called actually "autobuild
team" - autobuild standing for automatic builds and I’ll use
that phrase here) reviews and checks in all the packages in the
review queue. Note: Since our autobuild team is located in Germany,
all times are Nuernberg local time: Friday afternoon translates to
Friday 15:00 CET/CEST (depending on season) and Monday evening to
Monday 18:00 CET/CEST.
Over the weekend the submitted, reviewed and checked-in packages
are building - and also packages using these.
So, monday morning a first test build is created to assess the
state of the build. This is just a basic installation test to see
that the installation work flow is ok and that the packages itself
install. If we encounter any bugs during this, these are reported