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1.5.0: Moving forward

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 08:39:29 -0700

We did it. We shipped 1.5.

In some ways, it feels a lot like releasing 1.0. We've worked really
hard to make sure that we've got a quality product out the door, but at
the same time, there is still a lot left to be done. (A casual glance
at STATUS will verify that.) To me, we've got two areas to focus on:
1.5.x patch releases and 1.6.

I'd like to plan on releasing 1.5.1 within the next 4 to 6 weeks. We've
already got a number of items queued in STATUS, and I expect that there
are more yet to be fixed. This time frame would mean releasing by the
end of July. Does this sound feasible?

As for 1.6, it looks like we already have several new features on trunk,
with several others either planned or on branches. This includes (but
certainly isn't limit to):
  * better caching support
  * augmented diff representation
  * Gnome and KDE password integration
  * Summer of Code projects

Given this activity, think we could realistically shoot for a 1.6
release by the end of 2008. That's just a ballpark number, of course,
but I think quicker minor releases, justified by significant features,
will make both our users and developers happy -- and make the release
process much more manageable.

So whether you are a developer, user, or both, go out on the town,
celebrate with your significant other, or just take a break for a few
days; you deserve it. When you come back, there will be bug reports a
plenty, and great new features to implement. Thanks again.


Received on 2008-06-19 17:39:49 CEST

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