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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: Frustrations of a Release Manager
Date Sun, 11 Jun 2006 18:01:30 GMT
Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> Aaron,
> I like the schedule below.  From a 1.1 perspective I think we made 
> several mistakes.  We were optimistic about our time, we were unclear 
> about the content, we disrupted development for many while only a few 
> did the lion's share of the work (Dain and Jencks, has off for the 
> rework).  After that we let the TCK stumble, etc.
> From your outline below I think it matches what would follow as a 
> significant release.  I would like to start a 1.1.1 branch right after 
> we cut 1.1.  For that release I want to address outstanding JIRAs, 
> usability and performance.  
When I hear "usability and performance", I hear feature improvements and 
additions, not patching.  Let us not repeat the same mistake with a 
patch branch.
> Hopefully there will be a few others that are interested in helping 
> out there as well.  I'll start another thread on that topic when we 
> get 1.1 out the door.
> I think the timeframe below seems a bit long but perhaps with some 
> incremental 1.1.x releases it might fill in the gaps nicely.

*.*.x should be for patches.  What you seem to be proposing is 
dangerous.  I wonder if I am missing something.


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