Upcoming Releases Schedule...

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Sep 23 00:12:13 UTC 2008

On Sep 22, 2008, at 2:56 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> I'd also like to point out that there is another chicken-egg problem
> that has been glossed over in this thread. You have said many times  
> that
> it's hard for a company to devote resources to testing a given release
> candidate without knowing in advance how long that release will be
> supported. Several people (including Robert, who is part of the  
> release
> team) have said that we can't make a firm conclusion on how long a  
> given
> release will be supported until we have a pretty good idea how
> "successful" a given release will be, which requires people actually
> testing and using it. Do you see the problem?

Yes, I do.  And I'm confused as to why the release cycle is structured  
to keep this problem going.  This is your own chicken and egg, and  
it's a fairly easy one to solve.  Nobody else is creating the chicken  
and egg for FreeBSD, it's being created by the existing policy.

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

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