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From Joe Brockmeier <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] releases going forward
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:03:57 GMT
On Mon, Nov 5, 2012, at 03:40 PM, David Nalley wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Joe Brockmeier <> wrote:
> > In another thread, I think we were discussing monthly releases for minor
> > releases. IMHO, that's a good schedule and we should try for a monthly
> > release rather than trying to decide each one independently. (e.g.
> > "well, do we have enough bugfixes for a point release now? How about
> > now?" Etc.)
> I think this is far more subjective. You don't issue a bugfix release
> if there are no bugs to fix (unlikely that there will be no bugs, but
> there might be no bugs that are worth fixing, or that people have
> fixed) or alternatively we may discover a bug awful enough to demand a
> faster release and only releasing on 'patch Tuesday' isn't in
> everyone's best interest.

So - of course I'm not suggesting that we hold off on a patch for an
awful bug or security issue. 

What I think we should consider is (failing extreme cases that demand an
immediate bugfix or a complete lack of relevant bugfixes) committing to
monthly* releases with bugfixes against the last major release. 

That would make the bugfix releases more predictable and help folks who
are deploying CloudStack with their planning. 

* Or at least regularly scheduled releases. It could be more or less
than one month, but it should be predictable.

Joe Brockmeier
Twitter: @jzb

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