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Re: Release targets and timeline for 1.4?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2006-01-27 18:45:58 CET

On 1/27/06, Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> Sorry to put a damper on it. I know you will want it officially released as
> soon as possible, but remember that you can always make your own release
> that's, say, v1.4.0 + Serf, if you or your employer wants to be using a
> close-to-official version of it sooner.

No, I can't: only the Subversion team can make a release.

The point here is that because a few people want an accelerated
release schedule for 1.4, it means that features ready at branch-time
will now have to wait until 2007.

As we've talked about at length before, doing minor releases more than
twice a year is a bad and confusing thing for users. IIRC, I believe
Greg Hudson and I debated this a long time ago, and now I see the
wisdom in his comments and now support slower release cycles.

I'd rather we were slow and steady with lots of good improvements
bundled together rather than rushing minor releases out the door every
three months with one new feature. I want Subversion releases to be
noteworthy. I want the list of new features to be long and impressive
and to entice our users that it's really worth it to upgrade. If it's
just to put a release out with one new feature, I feel that we're
wasting their (and our) time. -- justin

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