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Re: 8.5 development schedule

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>, jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.5 development schedule
Date: 2009-07-01 18:12:12
Message-ID: 200907011812.n61ICCs27232@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote: 
> > "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> writes:
> >> That showed a January 1 beta release and a March 1 production
> >> release.
> > 
> > Terminological problem.  Around here, "release" *always* means
> > production release.  We don't expect end users to be very interested
> > in pre-production versions.
>  
> Well, I actually phrased it with managers here that 8.4 was scheduled
> to go to beta on January 1st, but that the actual release date was
> less predictable because the PostgreSQL community worries more about
> having a solid release than hitting a release date.  Based on
> discussions on the hackers list, I actually had the impression that
> there would be a concerted effort to hit the beta date.
>  
> But, yeah -- on this thread I got the dates confused a bit.  I'm happy
> to see that the slippage was less severe than I had got myself
> thinking it was.  A third of a year, rather than half.

And I have just posted that a lack of scheduled time for beta
preparation was one reason for the slippage.

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