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Re: Feature freeze date for 8.1

From: Rob Butler <crodster2k(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Feature freeze date for 8.1
Date: 2005-04-28 14:28:09
Message-ID: 20050428142809.42726.qmail@web54006.mail.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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As a user, I would definetly prefer to see 8.1
released sooner with the feature set listed below,
than wait another 6+ months for a few other features. 
Additionally, the beta may go smoother/faster if you
don't have too many huge features going in at once.

Just my opinion.
Later
Rob
--- Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> You might remember that when we released 8.0, the
> plan was to have a
> 12-month development cycle for 8.1, unless there
> were Win32 problems
> that required complex fixes, in which case we would
> have a shorter 8.1
> cycle.
> 
> Well the good news is that there have been almost no
> Win32 problems, but
> the other good news is that we are getting a lot of
> powerful features
> for 8.1 already:
> 
> 	o two-phase (Heikki Linnakangas, almost done)
> 	o multiple out function paramters (Tom, done)
> 	o bitmappted indexes (Tom, almost done)
> 	o shared row locks (Alvaro, almost done)
> 	o integrated auto-vacuum (Bruce)
> 	o buffer cache fixes for SMP (Tom, done)
> 
> It is possible all these items will be done by
> sometime in June.  Now,
> if that happens, do we want to continue with the
> 12-month plan or
> shorten the 8.1 release cycle, perhaps targeting a
> release in the
> September/October timeframe?
> 
> The current core proposal is to do feature freeze on
> July 1, with the
> understanding that we will be done most of the items
> above by then and
> have the outstanding patches applied.
> 
> -- 
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