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From Niklas Edmundsson <ni...@acc.umu.se>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Time Based Releases
Date Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:52:26 GMT
On Sat, 12 Apr 2008, Paul Querna wrote:

> This is something I have been thinking about for awhile, and discussed with a 
> few other http server people before.
>
> I think that for the 'stable' branch, we should move to time based releases.

Sounds sane. Even though there might only be small bugfixes it's a 
good thing to release rather often to reduce the risk of having so 
many new fixes and features that we trigger some weird bug in each 
release that makes it unusable.

I suspect that this should really affect APR too since we have 
examples of bugs that's fixed in APR trunk (or newer releases), an 
example would be that for httpd 2.2.8 the included APR is broken wrt 
bucket brigades and LFS on 32bit platforms...

> My proposal is for every 2 months, we do a release of the main stable branch, 
> which at this time is 2.2.x.

+1, including the concerns that 3 months might be a more suitable goal
     for releases (meaning that tagging 2 months after the last release
     seems reasonable :) and that we should not write this in stone but
     be flexible when needed.


/Nikke
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