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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Release early, release often(Re: Using Jira and branches for Project Management)
Date Tue, 16 Aug 2005 09:49:10 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> 
> ...
> 
>> IMHO, we do not practice "release early, release often", often enough 
>> :) This has been mentioned on the list before (see [1], [2]), however 
>> I don't think it has actually seeped into our development just as yet.
>>
>> [1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.devel/14805/
>> [2] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.devel/11665/
>>
>> Take a look at our release durations:
>> o 0.2 -> 0.3 : 2 months
>> o 0.3 -> 0.4 : 1 month
>> o 0.4 -> 0.5 : 7 months
>> o 0.5 -> 0.6 : 1 YEAR
>> o 0.6 -> 0.7 : 8 months
>> o 0.7 -> 0.8 : 2 months and counting...
>>
>> I just think that releasing as soon as we have some set of self 
>> contained features in is a good idea. It gives confidence to the users 
>> that all is well -- I mean what the end user usually sees are "releases".
> 
> 
> 
> I think we are all in agreement with this. So lets plan a 0.8 milestone 
> 1 release. On one of the major features in 0.8 will be Locationmaps. 
> These are working now and Tim just enabled locationmap mounting which 
> allows us to use them within Forrest itself. We also have the new seed 
> system which is pretty significant (although Thorsten needs to resolve 
> the vote he called). I propose the following tasks for the 0.8M1 release:
> 
> - Provide a Forrest locationmap to simplify the existing forrest sitemaps.
> 
> - Provide better documentation for the locationmap
>   - locationmap in seed
> 
> - Finalise and document the new seed system
> 
> - Solve the performance issues that have resulted form the Cocoon upgrade.
> 
> Lets be careful about adding more stuff into this early release, that 
> will only serve to delay the release too much.
> 
> ----
> 
> We can then start looking at 0.8M2 which should focus on forrest:views. 
> Thosten already spent some time prioritising stuff we discussed at 
> ApacheCon so we are well on our way to identifying the reqruiements for 
> 0.8M2
> 
> ----
> 
> I'll start setting up Jira with these goals and assign sub tasks as per 
> our discussion on using Jira (unless there are objections of course, 
> I'll track this thread to keep things in line in Jira).

I best clarify this, I mean link issues appropriately, I do *not* mean I 
intend to assign tasks to people - I hope that was obvious ;-)

Ross

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