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From Daan Hoogland <>
Subject Re: Next ACS release?
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:46:57 GMT
Yes, Eric and the amount of qa needed is less as well. Bare with me
for a little rant here.

When less new features are introduced less new interdependencies are
introduced. I could try and expand on this but people make phd on the
subject so that would be presumptuous of me.

un-educated guess is (m + n)! - m!
where m is old features and n is new features

1 old feature + 1 new feature mean 1 check to see if they (still) work
1 old feature + 2 new features means 3 checks to see if they all work
2 + 2 = 6 of which only 1 is old and should be fine
2 + 3 = 10, see the n! progressing ;)

this is an over simplification as the complexity of features comes in
play as well. I make them out for being function points here. those
are fables of course.

thanks for baring that.

On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Erik Weber <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 9:49 AM, Stephen Turner <>
> wrote:
>> I have to admit I'm a bit sceptical because when we did have a four-month
>> release cycle, we never seemed to manage to meet it. Personally I think
>> six-monthly might be easier.
>> Having said that, part of the problem was the long close-down period where
>> we kept finding critical bugs, so more automated testing might help to
>> shorten the cycle.
> - Shorter cycle means that it's less of a problem to miss a deadline,
> meaning you can spend more time on QA.
> - Longer cycle means that it could be critical to meet the deadline,
> meaning you might end up doing less QA while stressing to get your feature
> in.
> My $.002
> --
> Erik


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