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From Kathey Marsden <kmarsdende...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: Release Spacing, was: Snapshots for testing
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:15:59 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Bryan Pendleton wrote:
>
> ...
>> Alternatively, we could have smaller, more frequent releases.
>>
>> In my dream world, I'd like to see Derby releases occur about twice
>> as frequently as they currently do.
>>
>> I'm sure this would require streamlining the release process, but
>> perhaps we could put effort into that.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> bryan
>>
> According to our download page, it took 14 months to produce 10.2 and 
> 10 months to produce 10.3. I also would like to see a shorter, more 
> regular spacing between feature releases. I think that the community 
> could tolerate 6 month spacings between feature releases. The 
> following discipline might help:
>
I think maintenance releases are also important.  If we can produce a 
maintenance release at the three month interval, we can hopefully start 
to get a handle on our growing bug backlog and deliver fixes more 
quickly to users. I am hoping for example that our next release will be 
10.3.2.0.

Kathey




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