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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Release Spacing, was: Snapshots for testing
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:00:00 GMT
Kathey Marsden wrote:
> 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
> Kathey
It would be great if someone could volunteer soon to release manage three months from now. That might help keep the bug-fix release 
from slipping too far out. I'm worried that the community would be 
exhausted by a feature release which followed too closely on the heels 
of the bug-fix release.


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