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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