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

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Mon Feb 20 16:21:35 UTC 2006

release candidate++

6 month pre-defined release schedule ++
Some thought will have to be given for how long a window should be open 
for new features. I'm thinking 3 months with the alpha released at that 
point. 4 months is the target for beta, 5 months target for release 
candidate. In the best scenario, we coast through the last week of the 
release candidate period wondering if any more bugs will be discovered.

Drupal 5.0 would have seemed appropriate, but it's too late.


Dries Buytaert 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.
> -- 
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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