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From "Kenny Smith" <jakarta-ja...@journalscape.com>
Subject RE: Release frequency (was Re: Possible Un-caught Exception in SMTPHandler)
Date Sun, 09 Feb 2003 02:15:13 GMT
Hi Aaron,

This is probably just semantics, but I would recommend a schedule that just
avoided keeping a bug fix out of release for more than 3 weeks or so. That
way you don't feel obligated to have a release every month, but you still
get bug fixes out in a reasonable amount of time.

Just my .02! :)
Kenny

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aaron Knauf [mailto:aknauf@xtra.co.nz]
> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 5:53 PM
> To: James Developers List
> Subject: Release frequency (was Re: Possible Un-caught Exception in
> SMTPHandler)
>
>
>
>
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>
> >That bug was fixed several weeks ago.  We just need to put out
> v2.1.1.  I'm
> >beginning to think that we've beeen making a mistake by holding up its
> >release to fix other bugs as they crop up.  We should put it
> out, and then
> >put out other point fixes.
> >
> >
>
> I agree.  Point releases should be made with reasonable regularity.
>  However, a balance needs to be struck.  Release too often and your user
> base becomes irritated at the hassle of constantly upgrading.  Release
> too infrequently and your user base becomes frustrated at the poor
> response times for bug fixes.
>
> Perhaps we should aim to do point (bugfix) releases on a set timetable?
>  Say, once per month?  This would avoid the chasing-one's-tail scenario
> encountered when you try to do a release for every bug fix.  It would
> also give developers a clear target to hit for getting their pet bugfix
> into the next build.
>
> ADK
>
>
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