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Re: Official Freeze Date for 7.5: July 1st, 2004

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Official Freeze Date for 7.5: July 1st, 2004
Date: 2004-06-01 17:26:04
Message-ID: 40BCBC2C.8080106@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>
>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Just so that everyone is aware, we are going to push the freeze date 
>>> for 7.5 to July 1st.
>>>
>>> Although we feel that there are enough improvements and features 
>>> already in place for 7.5, Tom's felt that if we gave it that extra 
>>> month, we could also have PITR in place for 7.5 ...
>>>
>>> If anyone is working on other features that they feel can be 
>>> polished off before the July 1st deadline, we would be most happy to 
>>> incorporate those as well, but do recommend submitting patches for 
>>> review *sooner*, rather then later, so that any recommended 
>>> corrections can be addressed before teh deadline.
>>>
>>
>> I welcome this, as I always thought June 1 was too soon. However, I 
>> think that the process by which the date was eventually arrived at 
>> was unfortunate.
>>
>> I would modestly suggest that there should be a minimum period of 
>> notice of a feature freeze - 6 weeks or 2 months seems about right to 
>> me, given the
>
>
> Oh, you mean the original freeze date that was set at the start of the 
> dev cycle 6 months ago?
>

I am far from being the only person to whom this was less than clear. I 
also know that when I discussed this with one or two members of the core 
team *they* were not clear about it either.

Maybe I missed something in an email somewhere ...

In any case, I think a target date should be set at the beginning of a 
dev cycle and a hard date should be set closer to the end of the cycle. 
Trying to adhere rigidly to a date set nine or twelve months previously 
doesn't strike me as good practice.

cheers

andrew

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