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From Andrea Turli <andrea.tu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: More releases to encourage collaboration
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:58:01 GMT
+1 on more frequent releases!

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 2:13 PM, Ignasi Barrera <nacx@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi!
> There have been recent discussions about how jclouds could encourage
> contributions. There were opinions to lower the barrier to become a
> committer (among others), but I'd like to discuss our release cadence,
> as I'm convinced improving it would directly benefit our community and
> encourage more active contributions.
> Currently it takes ages to release a jclouds version. We want
> everything to be as good as possible and we set milestones that are
> often not aligned with the needs of our users. I'd propose to forget
> about fixed dates or minimum feature sets, and just release when it
> makes sense.
> I don't care about having a jclouds 2.0.59. If we can release jclouds
> as soon as we have merged some patches to a particular provider that
> fix a funtcional issue, or several minor patches that fix minor
> internal issues, I'd say we should release. That will, in my opinion,
> help tremendously in:
> * Keeping users using the latest version, and upgrading would be
> easier for them.
> * They'll be happier since they will be able to fix their issues sooner.
> * Will encourage contributions. If we merge patches and release soon,
> contributors will see an immediate result and will be more keen on
> contributing more patches.
> * We would minimize things like this:
> https://issues.sonatype.org/browse/OSSRH-25296
> So, I'd reconsider our release cadence and release planning, and
> release jclouds as soon as someone asks for it and we have a minimum
> change set that makes sense.
> I'd love to hear your opinions on this!
> I.

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