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From Alex Huang <Alex.Hu...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] ACS Release 4 month v/s 6 month
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:30:32 GMT
I side with Dave and Chip on this one.  The 4 month dev cycle has forced CloudStack to own
up to its problems in planning, testing, and automation.  Until that has been settled, going
to a longer release cycle is actually not beneficial to this community.

--Alex

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Animesh Chaturvedi [mailto:animesh.chaturvedi@citrix.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:50 AM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: [DISCUSS] ACS Release 4 month v/s 6 month
> 
> Folks
> 
> We started discussing 4 month v/s 6 month release cycle in a another thread
> [1]. Since the subject of that thread was different, community may not have
> participated in this important discussion fully. I am  are bringing this
> discussion to its own thread. Here is the summary so far please refer to [1]
> for more details.
> 
> Summary of discussion:
> - Animesh pointed out the technical debt that we have accumulated so far
> needs extra time to resolve
> - David, Chip favor shorter release cycle of 4 month and keeping master
> always stable and in good quality and enhancing automation as a solution to
> reduce QA manual effort. A focused defect fixing activity may be needed to
> reduce technical debt
> - Will brought up several points in the discussion: He called out heavy
> dependence on manual QA for a release and pointed out that manual QA
> may not be always available to match up ACS release schedule. Release
> overhead for 4 month release is still high and suggest that moving to 6 month
> will save on release overhead and that  time can be used for strengthening
> automation.
>  - Joe agrees partly in release overhead being significant for major release
> 
> If I missed out  any important point please feel free to bring into the thread.
> 
> There were some other discussion in [1] on release planning conference and
> chip's clarification on time based v/s feature based releases but we will not
> discuss those in this thread. Community has agreed to time-based release
> already.
> 
> [1] http://markmail.org/thread/6suq2fhltdvgvcxd


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