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From Laszlo Kishalmi <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache NetBeans roadmap updates
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:07:55 GMT
Well, it is not that simple.

Having major plugins to have their own release means that you shall 
replicate at least some of the release infrastructure/process/people 
work for it.

On the other hand one of the greatest values of NetBeans is that it just 
works out of the box. Having some plugins create their own releases 
means moving to the Eclipse model as plugins might creating frictions 
from release to release between each other and the IDE. I had to listen 
countless discussions of my colleges which version of eclipse to use 
with which version of plugins, until the Eclipse distribution creators 
showed up. So I would not go that route.

Having two releases per year with 3 month patch releases sounds fair to me.

For those who want the new and shiny, there was always a possibility to 
use the development version.

  On 11/13/18 8:03 AM, Alexander Romanenko wrote:
> Sorry if this was discussed before and I missed it.
> Are there any reasons why major plugins cannot have their own release
> schedule? From org perspective, i think (1) puts less pressure on testers
> to test all features at once, including ones they are not familiar with.
> (2) less pressure from users about not having access to plugins that are
> "complete" months ago but have to wait for arbitrary global release date.
> вт, 13 нояб. 2018 г. в 9:59, Neil C Smith <>:
>> On Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 14:16 Emilian Bold < wrote:
>>> Two releases per year seems more manageable.
>> The point of 4 was to be more manageable though. Less changes, less
>> pressure for new features to meet deadlines (dropping 3 months less of an
>> issue)
>> I'm happy with either, but I don't think the current situation with lots of
>> changes / things still being donated is a good model for how this might
>> work once the dust settles.
>> Best wishes,
>> Neil

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