PROPOSED, change of stance, release metronome
fallenpegasus at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 22:52:17 UTC 2016
We have not yet had that discussion yet.
As someone from a distribution, what would you like from NTPsec?
On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 2:04 PM Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 08:31:04PM +0000, Mark Atwood wrote:
> > Hi!
> > One of the policy mistakes that was killing MySQL 5.0, back in the day,
> > that they would not make a point release until a target feature for that
> > point release was done. This was killing them/us, because of the
> > difficulties with estimation was causing every announcement to just be
> > announcement of a delay, while users were waiting for bug fixes and for
> > proof of momentum.
> > Solaris and OpenSolaris had a different philosophy: they released
> > regularly, metronomically, by a schedule. Features that were not ready
> > "missed the train", but could catch the next one. Users got their
> > bug fixes, and each announcement was positive.
> > I propose that we move to a scheduled release model, with the addition of
> > security fast releases.
> > I'm thinking every two weeks, on Tuesday morning.
> > Discussion? Comments? Objections?
> As someone from a distribution, I'm wondering if you'll have
> stable release that you'll support with at least security fixes
> and possibly bug fixes, and how long you think you'll support
> those releases.
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