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Re: Development schedule

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Development schedule
Date: 2005-02-25 22:00:12
Message-ID: 200502252200.j1PM0CU23178@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> >> Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> >>> I thought we were trying to get away from a midsummer feature freeze, due to
> >>> the general lack of personnel in that season?
> 
> > I concur with Josh on this ... that kinda wastes the 'two months of 
> > summer' when ppl are really sporatically around, so no really testing will 
> > get done ... I'd rather see a Sept 1st feature freeze, once most ppl are 
> > back from holidays and are a bit more steady ... it means those working on 
> > the big features have a few extra months to hammer out the kinks, and 
> > those  testing are a bit more 'consistent/focused' then they are when they 
> > are planning, or on, holidays ;)
> 
> The thing is, if we target feature freeze for September then I think
> there is 0 chance of the 8.1 cycle being less than a year -- even with
> a fairly short feature freeze and beta cycle you're getting into
> December unless there are no slips at all.  And we tried and failed to
> release in December this last time; it's got the same
> people-aren't-paying-attention problem as the summer.
> 
> If this were an ordinary devel cycle then I'd be fine with it running a
> year, but I think we really do need to plan for a shorter than normal
> cycle so we can clean up 8.0 kinks in a reasonably timely fashion.

Let's see how much 8.0 cleanup we need.  At this point I haven't seen
any major things needing cleanup.

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