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From Hans Bergsten <h...@gefionsoftware.com>
Subject Re: Are "burn-in" periods really required for milestone drops?
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2000 18:24:13 GMT
rubys@us.ibm.com 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
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Hans Bergsten		hans@gefionsoftware.com
Gefion Software		http://www.gefionsoftware.com

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