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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: 0.9 release
Date Mon, 02 Mar 2009 16:31:57 GMT

On 2 Mar 2009, at 17:27, Chris Anderson wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 08:18:39AM -0800, Chris Anderson wrote:
>>> I'd like to propose that we try to do 0.9.1 0.9.2 0.9.3 etc on a
>>> regular basis as well. Getting releases out more often will help  
>>> make
>>> bug reports and everything a lot more clear, as well as making sure
>>> that the release machinery doesn't get cobwebs.
>>
>> I am the release machinery, and I can report that I have no cobwebs.
>>
>> I can also report that making a release takes a minimum of three  
>> days because of
>> the necessary vote and resolution, which is quite time consuming,  
>> so I would like
>> to keep releases moderately infrequent, within reason.
>>
>
> Sure thing. I suppose it's more the habit of releasing often that I'm
> thinking of. There are a lot of numbers between 0.8.1 and 0.9.0 that
> we didn't use. Which is probably because we were moving from Incubator
> etc. I know we don't have to use them all, but releasing at minimum
> once a month would be a user-friendly thing to do.

I'd go closer to a quarterly cycle. Noah linked to the Django release  
procedures
which seemed like a reasonable thing to copy. A "schedule" can be  
mandatory
at best though because all releases are bound by votes. A guiding  
schedule is
a good thing to aim for.

Cheers
Jan
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