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From Stefan Fritsch>
Subject Re: Post 2.4.25
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2016 23:09:03 GMT
On Saturday, 24 December 2016 08:29:35 CET Rich Bowen wrote:
> From my perspective, watching Nginx gain traction through superior
> marketing, and channeling Dilbert's Pointy Haired Boss in assuming that
> everything which I have never done must be simple, I, for one, would
> like to see us release a 2.6, and more generally, to release a 2.x every
> 2 years, or less, rather than every 4 years, or more.

There is the problem that on the one hand, one should do some invasive changes 
in trunk to improve the architecture. On the other hand, this is problematic 
if the 2.6/3.0 release is not coming soon because

* it makes it difficult to backport stuff to 2.4.x

* there is the danger that the people who did the invasive changes are no 
longer around when 2.6/3.0 is actually release. We had this problem with the 
authn/authz stuff for 2.4, which took quite some time to get fixed.

* the longer 2.6/3.0 takes the more half-baked/half-finished stuff accumulates 
that needs to be fixed before a release.

But I don't have any ideas how to resolve this.


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