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Re: 1.6 and getting back to our release policy.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:54:20 -0500

Talden <talden_at_gmail.com> writes:
> I'd prefer to say "intend releases to span no more than 6 months"
> allowing for those occasions when some really significant piece
> gets finished that might be worth releasing without waiting for
> the next 6 month release.

Thank you, that's what I should have said. 6 months is an upper
bound, not a lower bound.

> I'd also like to see more attention to releasing the minimal
> useful incarnation of a feature sooner rather than attempt to
> cover every little variation - of course enough diligence must be
> paid to design to ensure that the approach taken does not
> unnecessariliy introduce incompatibilities for the completion of
> the feature. IMHO the suggestions the complete inability to get
> development traction on the 'obliterate' functionality is a
> poster-child for this situation.

+1 in general (although I think what's going on with 'obliterate' in
particular is a little more complicated than that -- we'd all be happy
to release even an incomplete implementation of it, if only we had at
least a basic design).


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