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From Matt Hogstrom <m...@hogstrom.org>
Subject Re: Frustrations of a Release Manager
Date Sun, 11 Jun 2006 18:53:44 GMT


Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> 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.

I think the terms are overloaded and do require some clarification.  I'd like to move them
out of 
this unrelated thread though...will start a new one.

>> 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.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Alan
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