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Re: Release targets and timeline for 1.4?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-01-30 14:24:17 CET

Greg Stein wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 12:21:41AM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
>>Greg Stein wrote:
>>>On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:18:57PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
>>>>But I really can't believe you meant that sentence literally; if you did,
>>>>please explain - especially "ready" and "2007".
>>>Heh. You said it yourself at the bottom of this reply. That if
>>>something doesn't get into 1.4 in the next month, then it will have to
>>>wait for 1.5, and you said "January 2007". That's what Justin is
>>>referring to.
>>No Greg; read it again.
> I read it a couple times already. Your reply is totally unhelpful.
> Obviously, something wasn't clear enough, and you didn't elucidate,
> preferring a terse response instead.
> Sigh.

Yes, I was confident that you had misunderstood, and I consciously chose not to
take the time to try to review the comments and explain myself, preferring to
have you do that work (or Justin, since it was him I was addressing).

> Look. The current discussion says: 1.4 in a few months (April or May).
> Then 1.5 on the regular six-month or so interval. That puts 1.5 coming
> in December, maybe even January 2007. Justin's point is that if
> something doesn't go in _right_now_, then it won't see the light of
> day until 2007. (tho in a good case, it might see December)

(a) Check your calendar: April or May plus six months = October or November.

(b) We weren't talking about "the" "regular six-month or so interval", we were
talking about shorter release cycles.

In part of my message to which Justin was replying I said:
> Then, if that squeeze works, you could help push for the next release
> reasonably quickly again, maybe branching in June or July and releasing
> in September.

Little did I know then that Justin has a big dislike for short release intervals.

Justin wrote:
> 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.

OK, maybe Justin thought that, after a shortened v1.4 interval, v1.5 would
follow after a lengthened period of more than seven months. I thought we were
talking about generally shortening the intervals to say four or five months,
which would put the v1.5 release in September or October. At any rate, it
would be distinctly in 2006.

I hope this shows why I was exasperated at your "You said it yourself".

- Julian

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