justdave at bugzilla.org
Tue Jan 18 08:24:59 UTC 2005
Nick Barnes wrote:
> I thought we *did* say that releases should be 6 months apart.
> Archives, anyone?
I'm quite sure we only said that the freezes would be.
I read through this whole message and got the idea that you were
advocating a set release date, and was fairly skeptical because I know
from past experience that there's no way we can hold to it. Then I read
your last paragraph here...
> And if you get a short freeze (i.e. if .0 is ready
> *before* the planned release date) then bring the release forward and
> you get bonus thaw time.
..and the light is starting to dawn. I think at this point that it's
more than reasonable to expect a freeze time of a month or less for
2.20. But we can just put "2.20 release on or before May 15th" on the
roadmap... gives us 2 months, gives people a date to look for, and
hopefully we can deliver early. :) Sounds like a plan to me.
Of note is that the freeze tends to happen before rc1 unless the trunk
it particularly stable. We freeze the trunk on March 15th, and then
release rc1 and branch once we feel it's ready (at which time the trunk
thaws, but the release isn't out until the showstopper bugs reported
against rc1 are fixed).
Dave Miller http://www.justdave.net/
System Administrator, Mozilla Foundation http://www.mozilla.org/
Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System http://www.bugzilla.org/
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