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From "Rana Dasgupta" <rdasg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRLVM] General stability
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 22:42:26 GMT

This makes more sense than putting a sudden unannounced stop to new
features. Possibly Weldon means "on a case by case basis after risk
assessment". However, announced stability periods at the end of milestones
is a good practice. For example, since we have been focussing on development
for a while, and there are many open JIRA bugs, we could consider rounding
off the year with a "no new features and only bugfixing" period for 3-4
weeks starting December 1, to round off the year. We can fork and create a
development branch to support some new work during this period. Going
forward, we can try to plan for milestones and repeat this
plan-development-stabilization process.


On 11/7/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> I wouldn't go so far as to label issues as "won't fix" unless they are
> really high risk and low value items.
> It's useful to go through a stabilization period where the focus is on
> getting the code solid again and delaying significant new functionality
> until it is achieved.  A plan that aims to deliver stable milestones on
> regular periods is, in my experience, a good way to focus the
> development effort.
> Regards,
> Tim

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