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Re: Release targets and timeline for 1.4?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2006-01-31 08:47:42 CET

On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 01:35:40PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Again, I find it bizarre that Justin and Karl are arguing about
> whether 6-month or 4-month release cycles are better or worse. As I
> said before, I think our only test should be, "is there enough new
> stuff to justify a release *right now*?" That's not something we can
> predict or plan.

I disagree that is the only measure. No matter how many times you say
it should be :-)

By that measure, if we had a new, cool set of features every two
months, are you suggesting that we should release that often? I really
don't think so. Especially given soak requirements.

The simple fact is that you want to aim for a target "around then",
and plan roughly around that. Is it hard and fast? No. And that's what
you're trying to say. BUT! You do want to hold your thumb up, measure
the wind, and see if you can land the ball around that target.

This comes down to setting expectations.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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