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

Mike Perry mikeperry at torproject.org
Thu Sep 6 21:55:43 UTC 2012

Thus spake Nick Mathewson (nickm at freehaven.net):

> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
> Hi, Jake!
> > I think this is a fine plan - my preference is generally to track git
> > tip for urras. I'm happy to track whatever branches need experimenting
> > or lots of use. I will need to acquire some IPv6 space for the machine
> > soon for it to be of maximal usefulness in the future....
> What I really need to hear on this question is whether there are
> directory authority operators who are *not* comfortable tracking
> 0.2.4.x-alpha, but who *would* be comfortable running a hypothetical
> 0.2.3-da series.
> If there are are a significant number of such operators, it might be
> worthwhile to make an 0.2.3-da.  But if everybody's happy tracking
> 0.2.4.x or tracking git, there's no real reason to put out an
> 0.2.3-da., I think.

For me, it comes down to the update frequency. It's fairly painful for
me to update my dirauth, or even to change its config. If we expect
0.2.4.x to require very frequent updates on the part of dirauth
operators, I think I'd prefer 0.2.3-da.

I don't require packages, though. I also build directly from git.

Mike Perry
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