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Re: [PROPOSAL] - maintain projected release date for 1.7

From: Hyrum K Wright <hyrum.wright_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:31:25 -0500

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Hyrum K Wright <hyrum.wright_at_wandisco.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> There will be a little bit of delay by the mirroring system, but Mike
>> and I were discussing the possibility of releasing before the mirrors
>> have caught up and just warning our users of this fact in the release
>> announcement.  That would compress things a bit, but I'm generally
>> indifferent.
>
> To be clear, I am not trying to compress the release or push up the release
> date.  What I am really interested in is having a projected exact date for
> the release.  It might even be nice to have a time planned.  Something like
> the release will be announced and available on Sept 28th at Noon Pacfic.  If
> on the 26th something has come up that is going to delay it a day or so,
> that is fine.  Just let us know and we can adjust, but I want to be able to
> plan ahead of time around a specific date when the release is out without
> needing to know what is going on with your travel plans or whatever else
> might be going on.

Oh, I didn't interpret your comments as an attempt to rush or speed up
the release cycle. It was more my own thoughts about ways we can
improve.

As for a specific date, I'm hesitant to commit to something. While I
certainly appreciate the utility, my crystal ball just isn't that
clear. I guess it boils down to the fact that I've been telling
people my guess about 1.7's release date for *years*, and I'd rather
under promise and over deliver on this one than vice versa. Maybe I'm
getting commitment fatigue. :)

You mention being flexible with the date if something comes up. In
which case, why even set a date at all? It feels a lot like releasing
a release candidate that isn't really a candidate for release. ;)

-Hyrum

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