Release schedules

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Fri Dec 12 10:31:10 PST 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Robert Huff <roberthuff at> wrote:
>        "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
> few months.
>        Looking at "", 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.)

The RC-1 announcement for 7.1 did come out last week (check the
stable@ archives).

I personally would rather wait for quality than pushed quantity.

Glen Barber

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