Use of "Future"

MattyT mattyt-spam at
Sat Mar 20 11:35:51 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 08:21, Christian Robottom Reis wrote:

> I have my reservations aboute the use of Future. I think the current
> "pushout" of bugs might not be the best way of triaging things, but that
> should be solved by stronger planning ("this is the feature set or
> general target we want for 2.20") and using the plan to justify what
> we'll be working on for a certain release. Whether this is practical for
> an OSS project with a small team is yet to be determined <wink>.

I agree with this totally.  The stuff targetted at 2.20 is stuff that
needs to get done soon enough, the stuff targetted at Future is stuff
that never need get done.  We shouldn't lose this distinction.

There definitely needs to be some form of stronger planning.  My
original milestone triaging was wildly optimistic, and I'd been meaning
to change milestones to be more balanced over 3 or so targets.  With
shorter release spans, that should now perhaps be 5 or 6.

         Matthew Tuck: Software Developer & All-Round Nice Guy        
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