Release Maintenance (WAS Re: Goals for 2.22)
mkanat at bugzilla.org
Sun Jul 10 02:24:13 UTC 2005
On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 22:01 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> Is the plan to maintain a given release for X number of years, or to
> maintain X number of total releases at any one time?
Well, I seem to recall the plan being to support releases on a
basically time-based schedule, but that we'd be freezing on a time-based
schedule anyhow... so I'm pretty sure it's for X number of releases.
I'm pretty sure that our support period was planned to be 1.5 years
(although that's probably too long), which would give us three branches
and a trunk, with only one branch getting actual bugfixes *most* of the
time, except during RC periods, where two branches would be getting
Looking at that now, I think that's probably not fully realistic for
the actual number of developers/reviewers that we have currently. :-)
Perhaps a 12-month support period for a release would be better.
Consultants could pick up the slack on old releases, if they so desired.
People could probably start whole businesses around that, if they felt
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