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From Hans Bergsten <>
Subject Re: Are "burn-in" periods really required for milestone drops?
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2000 18:24:13 GMT wrote:
> Half-way through the burn-in period for this 3.1M1, I can't help but wonder
> if asking developers to hold back for a week or so is really a good idea.
> We've certainly gotten a bit more feedback than we would have gotten had we
> not had the milestone, but nothing yet in my opinion that would couldn't
> wait until the next milestone.
> I'm not advocating the elimination of the burn in period for final
> releases, but I do think we should seriously consider eliminating them for
> milestones.  My plans are to keep with the current plan for this cycle (and
> doing a last build on Saturday), and fold in any feedback on the plan in
> the next cycle.
> Thoughts?

I agree; burn in for milestones seems like overkill and slows down
the process. My suggestion is to drop them, but keep the burn in for
the final release.

Hans Bergsten
Gefion Software

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