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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: How can we support a faster release cadence?
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:47:25 GMT
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 8:34 PM, Joseph Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> All I'm looking for is some evidence that tweaking the nobs and dials on
> release process has been done successfully in a project that has values
> similar to Apache projects.

Jenkins has been discussed -- is its governance not close enough to our
values for your taste?

    https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Governance+Document

Two other projects spring to mind which have migrated from ad hoc to scheduled
releases...

Firefox (though the transition was bumpy at first):

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease

Perl 5:

    http://lwn.net/Articles/485569/

    Perl 5 has come a long way in the last few years. Every month, a new
    development release comes out, shepherded by a different release manager.
    Once a year, a new major version is released. Releasing a new major
    version is no longer a months-long ordeal. When the new release schedule
    was first proposed, many of us wondered if such an ambitious plan could
    work. Now, it almost seems routine.

Marvin Humphrey

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