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From Brandon Williams <dri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 6 months a more realistic release cycle?
Date Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:30:19 GMT
I am very +1 on this.  I think Cassandra has matured to a point that
warrants this.

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com> wrote:
> After the 0.7 release we decided to shoot for a fixed four-month
> release cycle.  I think now is a good time to re-evaluate this, and
> possibly change to target a six month cycle:
>
> - Speaking for DataStax, about half our time is spent on maintenance.
> Given this, a 3 month window just isn't much time to work on some of
> the larger features we have planned.
>
> - Most of the schedule slip has been in our post-freeze QA period.  A
> six month cycle would allow a more realistic 6 or even 8 weeks of QA,
> while still expanding the dev window.
>
> - Cassandra has matured enough that there is less low-hanging fruit to
> pick; two potential upgrades per year feels better matched to that,
> than three.
>
> - The reality has been that 0.8, 1.0, and 1.1 took about 5, 5.5, and 6
> months, respectively.  So in a sense, officially making it a 6-month
> cycle would only be acknowledging reality anyway.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> --
> Jonathan Ellis
> Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
> co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support
> http://www.datastax.com

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