[TYPO3-core] Thoughts about the 6.2 stabilizing phase

Oliver Hader oliver.hader at typo3.org
Fri Nov 22 11:26:31 CET 2013

Hi Ernesto,

Am 21.11.13 22:01, schrieb Ernesto Baschny:
> Hi fellow TYPO3 CMS contributors,
> the main goal now is a "stable 6.2 release". Please let's focus on the
> important stabilization! Try to follow these principles:
> * No experiments.
> * Do not make changes in parts that you don't fully understand.
> * Do not touch areas that are the "dark side of TYPO3" without
> consulting expert advise first.
> * Consider the impact of the changes you make - both positive and
> negative. TYPO3 CMS is a professional product and we have the
> responsibility to maintain this reputation.
> * Be aware of who is working on what and who are the persons of trust
> and ask in certain areas. Don't step on each others toes => communicate!
> * Make sure the Unit and Functional Tests work on your setup so you can
> test them yourself before merging something. Do not rely only on Jenkins
> and Travis!
> * If you have some patch that you reviewed and consider it "stable",
> take a step back and give it some time. If not 100% sure, wait a couple
> of hours before merging, maybe ask some expert around for a further review.
> * If you need to revert some change, please explain that to a broader
> audience (i.e. through this mailing list, like Markus Klein did some
> threads ago - a very valuable input to the team and a way for the whole
> team to learn from mistakes).
> In case of doubt, please ask the release team (Olly Hader, Steffen
> Ritter, Christian Kuhn, Helmut Hummel, Benni Mack, Xavier Perseguers or
> myself).
> We won't be working on NEW FEATURES yet. If some of you are already
> working on these or wanting to review them, keep them in your own for
> later. We won't be branching off the 6.2 development in order to avoid
> the extra work of backporting fixes in the current development phase.
> The plan is to branch only as soon as 6.2.0 is released.
> As of "New Features" for 6.2, there is no plan to add anything else. The
> current state is feature complete. I mention "plan" because it might
> turn out that we require certain "feature" in order to gain (i.e. API)
> stability. Also improving Usability might be seen as a "Feature" but in
> some cases the lack of usability is a Bug. Consult me in case of doubt!
> Now let's go on with TESTING TESTING TESTING! Try it out in your own
> projects, report experiences, work on improving stability by reporting
> your findings.
> Kind regards and happy coding!

Thanks for setting this up. I can only second that and am +100 to that!
Rock on! :)

Oliver Hader
TYPO3 CMS Core Team Leader

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