[tor-dev] Parallel release series for directory authorities?

Sebastian Hahn hahn.seb at web.de
Tue Sep 4 15:54:16 UTC 2012

On Sep 1, 2012, at 1:02 AM, Roger Dingledine wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 12:36:51AM +0200, Linus Nordberg wrote:
>> Just a thought. A few of the directory authorities, I think at least
>> three, as well as the bridge authority run packages/ports only, not
>> builds from source. We'd have to package our -da branch ourselves for
>> those I guess. But that's probably a better option than the others.
> Right. The people who are willing to run from git generally are fine
> running master (and helping to find bugs), so it's really the people
> who only run from packages that we need to consider here.
> Maybe we should just enumerate the eight directory authorities and their
> habits, rather than trying to generalize too early?
> - I generally run moria1 from git master, to maximize the cool new bugs
> I can find.
> - I think weasel only runs tor26 from debs. I wonder what he would think
> of us asking him to deb up a separate git branch for just a few people?
> He says "I don't mind running 0.2.4 - it's not worse than running a fork
> of 0.2.3."
> - Linus runs maatuska from git, and is happy with git master too.
> - I'm not sure about gabelmoo, dizum, dannenberg, turtles, and urras.

I run gabelmoo from git, typically not tip of master early in a release
series except when necessary.

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