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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Post 2.4.25
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:29:35 GMT

On 12/23/2016 03:52 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Personally, I don't think that backporting stuff to
> 2.4 prevents or disallows development on 2.6/3.0. In
> fact, I think it helps. We can easily do both...
> after all, we are still "working" on 2.2.
> As I have also stated, my personal belief is that
> 2.4 is finally reaching some traction, and if we
> "turn off" development/enhancement of 2.4, we will
> stop the uptake of 2.4 in its track. We need to keep
> 2.4 viable and worthwhile we, at the same time, work
> on 2.6/3.0. I think we all understand that getting
> 2.6/3.0 out will not be a quick and/or painless
> action.

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.

My opinion on this, I would emphasize, is 100% marketing, and 0%
technical. I realize we "don't do" marketing, but if we want to still ve
having the fun of doing this in another 20 years, it may be necessary to
get our name out there a little more frequently in terms of doing new
things. We are frankly not great at telling the world about the cool new
things we're doing.

Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

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