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Re: 8.5 development schedule

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(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 18:26:54
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Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> In retrospect, the CF idea took some of the edge off the problem of
>> lots of large patches arriving at the feature freeze deadline, but it
>> is far from having eliminated the problem.

> The beta preparation is dealing with all open issues, which is different
> than the focus of the commit-fest.  Ideally we would be addressing those
> open/bug issues during normal development, but for the hard problems
> seem to linger and then we have to deal with them during beta
> preparation, which can take 1-2 months.

We've never scheduled a "beta preparation" phase like that before,
and I don't recall you complaining about the lack of one in the 8.4
schedule.  Personally I think the slip is entirely due to the final
CF taking five months (we closed it 25-March) where we'd expected
something closer to one month.

			regards, tom lane

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