roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Dec 12 10:03:24 PST 2008
Joe S writes:
> >> What on earth is going on with release scheduling?
> > Two words: volunteer project
> > I would propose to do away with the release schedule altogether, or make
> > it very succinct;
> > next release: when it's done.
> What? Isn't that the Linux kernel schedule?
"When it's ready" used to be the scheduling principle.
Then came 5.0 debacle: behind schedule big-time (and arguably
not ready when it went out the door).
I remember discussion afterwards, where there seemed to be
agreement there ought to be a more-or-less regular schedule of major
releases every two years (plus or minus) with minor releases every
Looking at "www.freebsd.org/releases/index.html", that's
getting stretched. The RC-1 announcement for 7.1, originally
scheduled for early September, is now listed as last week ... and
didn't actually happen. (Unless I missed the memo.)
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