[development] Drupal 6 release schedule

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Wed Jan 31 22:07:21 UTC 2007

Zohar Stolar wrote:
> Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> Hello world,
>> I'm mailing to talk a bit more about the Drupal 6 release schedule. 
>> Drupal 5 had a 3 month development period, followed by a 5 month code 
>> freeze.  For Drupal 6, I'd like to propose a 4 month development 
>> period, followed by a code freeze.  As with Drupal 5, the code freeze 
>> will be guaranteed to be at least 2 months to give module authors time 
>> to plan and catch up.  In practice, and depending on the state of 
>> Drupal core at the code freeze date, it might take more than two 
>> months to get things stable.
>> Sounds good?
>> -- 
>> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/
> I am a developer who considers himself to be at ease with Drupal, but 
> far from being an Drupal expert. Drupal is my main development platform, 
> and probably as many of you do, I also dream Drupal sometimes :-)
> With regards to that - I feel that from 4.7 to 5 Drupal changed in such 
> a extreme manner, that it will take most of the developers 4 months only 
> to get to know Drupal 5 properly...
> Most of Drupal developers are not core developers, and might be 
> intimidated by rapid, extreme changes. I'm talking about API, not, for 

Please stop right there.

We've had that discussion often enough, please consult the archives.


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