Should we spend more time on reviewing the fixs before shipped a release

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Should we spend more time on reviewing the fixs before shipped a release Roger Chen 9/26/12 9:13 AM
Hi JBQ,

I saw android-4.1.1_r6 was released. And it fixed bugs in major. However, there are still lots of bug fixs on gerrit before it released. Should we review most of them before shipping a release every time and then test the pre-release with the fixs both contributed by the contributors and googlers.I think the release will be more stable and strong. And this is the purpose we ship a minor release.

Thanks,
Roger

Re: Should we spend more time on reviewing the fixs before shipped a release Jean-Baptiste Queru 9/26/12 9:20 AM
4.1.1_r6 / JRO03R is just a tiny variant of JRO03, which is a build
from July 3, i.e. it just contains highly targeted fixes that were
meant to allow shipping 4.1.1 on a specific flagship device (in the
specific case of JRO03R, that was Nexus S 4G).

Merging AOSP changes there would be impractical, it would be too
destabilizing, it would cause too much drift between builds like
JRO03C and JRO03R. That's why AOSP changes are merged downstream from
jb-dev. That way, we can have a branch like jb-dev that is stable
enough to prepare builds like JRO03R, without having to freeze the
flow of AOSP contributions.

JBQ
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