Release timing

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Jan 19 22:34:44 UTC 2005

David Miller wrote:
> But Nick's idea didn't say that.
> We advertise to everyone "we're releasing every 6 months".

So far, so good.

> We make those dates be May 15 and November 15 every year.

But we've just released on January 16th. So why are the dates not 
January 16th and July 16th?

> So the releases could, in theory, range anywhere from 4 to 8 months 
> apart from each other, but will very likely stay pretty close to 6 
> months anyway.

That's cool, but in getting into this system, we appear to be lined up 
for two releases closer together than six months.

What's so special about May and November which means we have to release 
then? Why not get straight into the 6-month system, and advertise 
January and July?


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