Release timing

Stuart Donaldson stu at
Thu Jan 20 04:10:47 UTC 2005

Gervase Markham wrote:

> Stuart Donaldson wrote:
>> What about the idea of "Freezing" 4 months after a release, allowing 
>> for an estimated 2 month stabilization time, give or take some 
>> arbitrarily long time like Bugzilla just experienced.  
> Replace the 4 with a 5, and the 2 with a 1 (as 1 month is how long 
> Dave estimates stabilisation for 6-month cycles will take) and that's 
> basically what I'm also suggesting :-)
I didn't get that out of the previous messages.  We should be clear 
about saying "Bugzilla will release approximately every 6 months or so, 
with a feature freeze 5 months after release, and estimating 1 month for 

Saying we release every 6 months, and more importantly putting dates to 
it, implies that the clock does not get reset based on the release, but 
is of a fixed period.


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