[development] no 4-7-0 branch for core yet?
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Mon Feb 20 21:00:22 UTC 2006
David Reed wrote:
>A BIG +1 on the idea of time-boxing the release cycles. I think this has a
>lot of benefits over the current approach.
>1. It helps to create a sense of stability around the product.
Huh? I've never thought of Drupal as being particularly unstable.
>2. It alleviates some (not all) of the when-will-release-X-be-done
Heh, here aren't that many of them. Nobody dares to ask twice.
>3. It helps businesses that rely on Drupal better plan their own
Those mysterious businesses better go into a serious bug squashing
frenzy if they want me to care for their problems.
>4. It adds a certain amount of structure to the development life-cycle
>5. It helps contributors because knowing the schedule they can focus their
>efforts on the things that are most important to them for THAT release
This doesn't make too much sense.
>I know there are down-sides as well. I think the added structure would
>require more effort to manage. I've seen some OS projects employ a rotating
>release-coordinator so that burden is shared.
I am all in favour of release-early-release-often, but I don't care too
much about the development model. The only thing I know is that there
are a lot of people who could review or provide more patches...
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