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Thread: Improving community participation in Amanda release process

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    Default Improving community participation in Amanda release process

    There has been much recent discussion in amanda-hackers, and -users
    about testing and support for the wide variety of platforms and
    architectures on which Amanda runs, and the wide variety of
    configurations in which folks use it. Amanda's ability to compile and
    run on a wide variety of operating systems and platforms is one of its
    key strengths, and the amanda hacker community is of course committed to
    Amanda's heterogeneous support.

    Several people have expressed an interest in helping to test and/or
    support the environments in which they are knowledgeable. After
    discussion with some other developers and Zmanda folks, We would like to
    formalize this process a bit. Here's the proposal:

    The community keeps a centralized list of "platform experts" for each
    environment, perhaps on the Amanda wiki. Experts will be a point of
    contact for questions regarding that environment, both from users and
    from developers. Programming experience isn't be required, but a
    healthy familiarity with the environment is important. Hopefully, we
    will have enough people for each environment that this will not be a
    burden.

    When the time for a release comes around, the experts will build and
    thoroughly test each beta release, and report any problems back to the
    amanda-hackers list. The final release will be made when the experts
    agree that it is ready.

    Of course, the core Amanda team will continue to support all available
    architectures, as has been the case since the beginning.

    What are your thoughts? Will you pitch in?

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    What kind of platform do you have?
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    Zmanda, Inc.

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