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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: [ASFCS41] Proposed schedule for our next release
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:11:58 GMT

On 11/2/12 8:48 AM, "Joe Brockmeier" <> wrote:

>One "rule" I'd like to propose, though: We shouldn't be landing any
>features without at least rudimentary documentation.

+1. Also a Jira ticket so QA can close it as verified.

I think we need criteria as to when is a feature "ready"?
We don't want half-baked features thrown in because of the rush to meet the

>> Here's the proposed schedule:
>> 2012-11-01 through 2012-12-30
>>   Feature and documentation development (obviously ongoing, but
>> continued during this period)
>In terms of length of feature/doc development, I think this is in line
>with other projects and (at least for me) sufficient time for
>development of the docs work I plan to work on in this cycle.
>In terms of actually landing on the calendar, though, I have some
>I suspect we'll lose at least one week, maybe two, at the end of the
>cycle due to holidays. We also have the collab conference which will be
>at the end of November/early December. I suspect we'll lose at least
>three or four days for many of the contributors who are attending, and
>more for those of us who are managing the conference.
>Having a dev cycle that ends between Christmas and New Year's is a
>little rough. 
>Can we extend this so that (if we keep to the release dates) our feature
>development cycle is ending at the end of January instead? We'd end up
>with releases in early April, August, and December 2013 if all works
>according to plan.

I agree. December is rough (at least in the U.S).

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