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From Michelle Phung <michelleph...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Moving to a stricter quarterly release cycle?
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:46:20 GMT
This is a good idea. Let's try it out. 

I volunteer. 

If we have less volunteers at first we could have a longer rota, like every 4 months instead
of 3, etc. To get started. 

- Michelle

> On Aug 16, 2017, at 2:55 AM, Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I'd like to consider moving us to a regular every-3-months release
> cycle. Under this plan the next CouchDB release would be on or
> around 1 November 2017. The next few releases would be around 1
> February 2018, 1 May 2018, and 1 Aug 2018 again.
> 
> The recently achieved "clean test suite" milestone will allow us
> to achieve a better release quality, and should enable this faster
> pace of releases. It should be a lot easier to cut a release,
> knowing it is clean - I am hoping that others can help here.
> Perhaps we can set up a 4-way rota for releases; if I could get 3
> more committers to volunteer, we'd each only have to run 1 release
> a year!
> 
> We would still accelerate any point releases required for security
> over and above this, and we would skip any releases where we 
> simply have nothing to commit (in which case I'd be nervous about
> the future of the project!)
> 
> This isn't a vote, but feel free to +1/0/-1 with comments if it
> makes it easier for you to respond.
> 
> -Joan

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