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Re: 8.5 development schedule

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.5 development schedule
Date: 2009-07-01 21:18:49
Message-ID: 1246483129.9034.5.camel@jd-laptop.pragmaticzealot.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 17:13 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> > On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 17:01 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> It comes down to somebody having the willingness to say "no" and the
> >> authority to make it stick.  Robert mentioned upthread that the
> >> committers don't want to be seen as throwing their weight around,
> 
> > Is that the purpose of core? To make exactly those decisions? 
> 
> Core has never seen itself as intended to make feature-by-feature
> decisions.  People seem to be willing to defer to us on release
> schedule-setting, but it's not clear to me that the community has
> delegated us more authority than that.

I would agree that having core decide on specific features is probably a
stretch but having core set a cut date to which *all* patches that don't
make that date? That seems within purview.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake
 

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