Release timing

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Jan 18 11:37:42 UTC 2005

David Miller wrote:
> ..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.

Remind me why delivering early is a good thing?

If we expect a freeze time of 1 month for 2.20, we should set the freeze 
date to be five months from last Sunday - i.e. June 16th, for release in 
mid-July. Then, we will be making releases approximately six months apart.

Aiming for six months apart and hitting seven months is no big deal. 
Aiming for and hitting five months apart is a big deal; with 18-month 
support cycles (are we still planning to do those?) we would have five 
branches on the go at once :-(


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