Use of "Future"

David Miller justdave at
Fri Mar 26 03:18:31 UTC 2004

On 3/25/2004 3:37 PM -0300, Christian Robottom Reis wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 10:05:51PM +1030, MattyT wrote:
>> 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.
> I think that's a given. The problem is finding out how this planning
> should be done and enforced in practice, given we don't have a huge
> amount of people hacking. Any ideas from Dave?

My usual take so far is that you can't plan too far ahead with an all
volunteer team because there's no guarantee people will work on things in
any particular order.  People like to scratch their own itch.  So plan a
couple releases ahead, but be prepared to rearrange things if someone
suddenly starts working on something that wasn't targetted at the current
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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