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Re: Feature freeze progress report

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Feature freeze progress report
Date: 2007-04-30 11:09:38
Message-ID: 200704301109.l3UB9c209754@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > My thinking is to move to a two stage release process: Do one
> > "production" release annually, and one "dev" release at the 6 month
> > mid-point. That way each new release contains a manageable number of new
> > features and we have a realistic chance of integrating them
> > successfully. Support companies would then have the option to support
> > both releases, or just the main production release. Leading edge users,
> > of which we have many, would then benefit from more frequent additional
> > features.
> 
> I like the idea of draining the patch queue mid-way through the release 
> cycle. That'll hopefully encourage people to submit patches earlier in 
> the release cycle, knowing they will be reviewed. It'll also give people 
> working on external projects, drivers and tools, a checkpoint to sync with.

Aside from a few complex patches all the patches in the queue are from
work completed just before feature freeze --- we have been draining it
during the entire release.  I think for the few complex patches that
have been in there for a while, the problem is that reviewing them is
going to be so hard, no one has done it.  Now that we are in feature
freeze, we have to do it --- but the idea that we have somehow just been
holding patches during the whole release isn't true.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>          http://momjian.us
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