[development] no 4-7-0 branch for core yet?

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Mon Feb 20 15:47:16 UTC 2006

On 2/20/06, Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> (Crazy idea: should 4.7 be renamed 5.0?
> >> Would it be better to call it 5.0?
> > It would have been, but with several beta's already released it's
> > now too late. And besides if everyone listens to Adrian R. and
> > implements his crazy/brilliant ideas 4.7 *will* look like a point
> > release compared to 4.8... =D
> There a lot of crazy (yet cool) ideas shaping up for Drupal 4.8/5.0.
> People should already start preparing their patches; I hope to use
> much shorter development cycles in future aiming towards 2-3 releases
> a year.  I'm thinking about trying a time-based release cycle, where
> development is frozen at a predefined date.  It sounds like something
> worth evaluating.  It doesn't hurt to give it a try.

A time based release cycle has merits.

It should not be more than 2 a year (one every 6 months), since it will
strain the community's resources.

Ubuntu was founded because of the frustration with Debian's lengthy
release cycle, and do it twice yearly.

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