[development] Drupal 6 release schedule

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Wed Jan 31 22:49:27 UTC 2007

Victor Kane wrote:
> On 1/31/07, James Walker <walkah at walkah.net> wrote:
>> On 1/31/07 5:30 PM, Victor Kane wrote:
>> >
>> > I sort of perhaps naively assume that it would make no sense making
>> > another major release without dealing with those problems.
>> >
>> It's an interesting point. One thing to keep in mind, however, is the
>> mental effect of having a "hard" deadline. As anyone who has been around
>> for a few release cycles can attest - there is a disproportionate flurry
>> of patch submissions "at the deadline". So having a "hard" deadline is
>> largely motivational. To get people thinking & started on their "big
>> ideas" for the next drupal.
>> Drupal always has, and always will be 'released when ready'.

> That's great, I'm all for that. I am simply concerned because I don't
> see any correlation between announced new functionality

Where was any new functionality announced?

> and the
> estimation of four months, and even less, an iterations plan. I

It's open source. That doesn't exclude a plan, but in Drupal's case 
there really isn't one.

> suppose that drupal veterans may have a clear picture, but I advise
> that the target functionality be gleaned from the feature request list
> and prioritized.

We've never cared about feature requests too. Individuals may have, but 
not the project as such.


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