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Re: 8.5 development schedule

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.5 development schedule
Date: 2009-07-01 01:09:02
Message-ID: 20090701010902.GC20436@tamriel.snowman.net (view raw or flat)
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* Tom Lane (tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us) wrote:
> I would like to propose aiming for a release around April/May 2010 ...
> "in time for PGCon" if you like, but the main point is to have it out
> before people start disappearing for summer break.  We've already run
> into problems with scheduling the 8.4 release because of that.

Big +1 from me for having it in time for PGCon.

> Or we could slide the target release date into the fall, but it seemed
> to me that the spring release timeframe worked better (or would have if
> we'd been able to meet it fully).

Agreed.

> Of the schedules Peter mentioned, the only one that has a realistic
> chance of releasing before June is the one with the final commitfest
> starting Feb 1.  Even then, we need to do something to prevent that
> fest from expanding the way the last 8.4 fest did.  The core committee
> speculated a bit about instituting a rule like "major patches must
> be submitted into a CF before the last one; the last one will only
> accept resubmissions and small patches".  But then you have to draw
> the line between major and minor patches.

I liked the general idea of only accepting "already been seen patches"
or "bug-fix only" patches in the last commitfest.

	Thanks,

		Stephen

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