Release schedules

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Nov 12 07:13:51 PST 2008


On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:13:47PM +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 November 2008 14:01:47 Roland Smith wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 12:59:24PM +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote:
> > > I've been biting my tongue about this because I'm not sure that I can
> > > offer any help or useful suggestions, but here goes...
> > >
> > > What on earth is going on with release scheduling?
> >
> > Two words: volunteer project
> 
> Oh, I fully understand that, which is why I also asked whether there's 
> anything I can do to help, with my meagre abilities and resources. 

Acquire the skills necessary and contribute in an area that interests
you, where you can "scratch an itch" so to speak.

> This 
> wasn't intended to demean the efforts of the release team at all; it was more 
> a plea for better communication when delays start to accumulate.
> 
> > I would propose to do away with the release schedule altogether, or make
> > it very succinct;
> >
> >   next release: when it's done.
> 
> Yes - but is it not possible to estimate (and as a long-suffering sysadmin, I 
> know I'm on shaky ground here after some of the estimated schedules I've 
> given my management and my users!) roughly how far off we are? Even the old 
> todo list on the website offered some guide.

Watch the mailing-lists. freebsd-announce, freebsd-current,
freebsd-stable and maybe freebsd-hackers.

Or contact the release engineering team. See
http://www.freebsd.org/releng/index.html

Roland
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