[development] Proposed Ubuntu delay for 6 weeks

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 21:04:31 UTC 2006

>> As we are pushing for 4.7 going out the door, Mark Shuttleworth is  
>> proposing
>> a delay for the upcoming Ubuntu Dapper.
>> As you know, Ubuntu is committed to a 6 month release cycle, and the
>> release numbers are of yy.mm format (e.g. 05.10 for Breezy Badger).
>> Now, there is a proposal to delay that by 1.5 months for testing,  
>> certification,
>> localisation and "polish".
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-art/2006-March/000734.html
>> The way I read it  is: what is more important: Quality or  
>> Punctuality?
>> Slashdot discussion here
>> http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/11/2041240
> I reiterate Dries' request that we only discuss topics which help  
> us get 4.7RC out the door.

Thanks.  Release management is an important issue and I promise that  
we'll reflect on our (my) mistakes _after_ 4.7.0 RC is released.

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

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