What is a release?

Mark Atwood fallenpegasus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 19:13:16 UTC 2016

Yes, you guys have all talked out my original intent, and clarified it
better than my own writing.

The cadence releases are "point releases", with the cavient that the two
week cadence will just apply to while we're in 0.9.x mode.

Once go 1.0.x, I'm thinking we move to a much slower point release cadence,
perhaps 6 months, plus a point release whenever we fix a CVE or other
significant security issue.  Once we're 1.0.X and beyond, the purpose of a
point release is to encourage the distro packagers to trigger an update
into their distros and distro updates.

Speaking of which, the next cadence point release is going to be next
Tuesday, the day after tomorrow, while I will literally be standing before
the LF CII making the case for our work.   So, this is a really good time
to be doing work that merits entries in the NEWS file.

Thank you!


On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 12:18 AM Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

> esr at thyrsus.com said:
> > I believe a generally accepted term for a littttle release is "point
> > release". I've often heard "major release" used as its opposite.
> I like it.  Thanks.
> Will anybody talking about releases please remember to add the appropriate
> qualifier.
> I expect that a major release would get some advance notice and we would
> stop
> adding features and focus on testing and bug fixes and documentation
> cleanup.
>  But I suppose a particularly stable point release that users liked could
> get
> turned into a major release.
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