From: Marty Jack <martyj19@co...> - 2010-04-07 11:20:06
I am not sure having "release candidate" tarballs is necessary yet. The distros are used to building from git and picking up bug fixes as they arrive. We are not yet at the maturity/stability level of something like Xorg. (Or the process of some projects that get to Release Candidate 20; I don't think they get what Release Candidate means.)
The idea that we should have code and string freeze and propose to make a release is fine. Then we have the testing and translation period. The part I am still troubled by is that it is not clear who makes the decision to make the release and accomplishes it. In the currently proposed plan, it seems to be "the distros", which is not an identifiable individual. In most projects, it is the development project leader who ultimately is responsible for building and posting the tarball.
I will claim that should continue to be true in LXDE. The difference being that they don't do it until there is consensus that it is a good release.