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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: Releasing 2.1.8, when?
Date Thu, 01 Sep 2005 12:34:39 GMT
Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:

> Andrew Savory wrote:
>> Sounds good ... the problem we have currently with "ship it when 
>> it's  ready" is we rarely agree on when it is ready ;-) The only 
>> thing I'm  wondering about is if every two months isn't a little fast 
>> for the  current rate of change in the 2.1* series?
> A main point about shipping every second month is that we create a 
> habit to deliver regulary and in time and that we will improve our 
> routines so that we make it easy to do the shipping and assesing the 
> quality of the release. If not that much have happened since the last 
> release, it will make it easier to ship the next one and it makes it 
> less dramatic for the users to uppgrade.
> Currently when we ship rather selldom, people want to do a lot of last 
> minute additions as they know that they have to wait half a year to 
> make it part of  a relase otherwise. These additions makes testing 
> harder and makes the deadlines slip.
> Furthermore the only way to make features really stable is to release 
> them and get "real" usage, user feedback, bug fixes and extensions on 
> them.

These are really very good points.


Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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