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From Joseph Schaefer <>
Subject Re: How can we support a faster release cadence?
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:55:48 GMT
Nevertheless there is something to be said for groups
who do adjourn when they’ve actually finished something.
Taking a break is an important part of the typical community

On Feb 10, 2014, at 2:52 PM, Stephen Connolly <> wrote:

> On Monday, 10 February 2014, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>>> So, I could ask, what's special about 72 hours?
>> It was to prevent things from sneaking out during a weekend
> So the release vote is scheduled for mid-week so that holiday weekends
> won't come into play... Ok you'll have St Patrick's day falling on the
> release day every 7 years or so... Same for the 4th of July and other
> national holidays but if that affects the vast bulk of the PMC then the PMC
> has a diversity problem ;-)
>> by a secret cabal when people are otherwise engaged...
> I also am assuming that the test suite for a release vote is either good or
> slow... If good it will catch problems... If slow then the RC will have
> been cut several hours before the vote is called... Further extending the
> time for people to register a "fall back to 72h" vote because you can see
> the "dodgy" commit of the cabal going in 6h before the release vote so that
> the test suite can start on the RC
> I don't think you can do fast cadence without tooling support or you will
> burn out the PMC and community... So to my mind tooling is a necessary
> requirement... These are not a set of isolated independent things... They
> are a combination of changes that conspire to find a second local minimum
> to the problem set, just a local min that has releases every week
> ;-)
>> Plus,
>> again, based on the old adage that people who are involved
>> are doing so *as volunteers*, and, as volunteers, there avail
>> cycles would ebb and flow, 72 hours was/is a nice compromise
>> to allow for semi-quick decisions but still enough time
>> so that people didn't consider all this effort as work,
>> instead of fun.
> It can be fun getting your changes released every week and getting feedback
> from users...
> -- 
> Sent from my phone

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