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Re: Release targets and timeline for 1.4?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-01-30 15:28:00 CET

Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:
> As I said before - not true. People who helped to get 1.3 stable
> couldn't really focus on trunk development. This purposely
> short-changes anyone who tries to help get a release out the door
> because they'll never have time to do any trunk work as they'll have
> less than a month to work before the next release cycle starts. While
> development activities can run in parallel across developers,
> individual developers have to choose which branch to spend their
> limited time and energy on. -- justin

I see what you're saying. But "short-change" may be too strong a
word. Everyone chooses what they'll work on. If Victoria decides to
work on release N, instead of doing trunk work, she's not being
"shortchanged" -- she could just let someone else carry the load for
release N while she concentrates on trunk. Then she could help out
with N+1 a few months later, if she wants.

In practice, yes, many developers want to be at least somewhat
involved with release work, and that's a good thing. We should be
careful not to release *too* often, as we want to encourage that

However, the release load is pretty light until the last couple of
weeks of the process, when testing and signing candidate tarballs
happens. Yes, there's review & voting, but it's really okay to stay
out of that if one needs to concentrate on something for a while --
I've done that with certain releases before, and never felt it was a
big problem.

Let's just take it on a case-by-case basis. Do you feel that
branching 1.4 in February, and thus going through crunch sometime in
March, is too much? We wouldn't have had a crunch since December, and
it's not like the "crunches" are all that dominating, imho...


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Received on Mon Jan 30 17:07:05 2006

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