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Re: Development schedule

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us, tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us,scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org, josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Development schedule
Date: 2005-02-26 18:47:19
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>YES! Yes yes yes! I try to plan my time, and the feature freeze data is very
>important in that planning.
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This is also important for people considering sponsoring developers.

>Also, regardless of the issues Tom raised, 18 months is too long a release
>cycle, IMNSHO. If you do that and you take the time from feature freeze of
>release n to release date of release n+1, a developer could wait 2 years
>from the date of submission to see his/her feature in a release. 2 years is
>an eternity in this game. Just my $0.02 worth.
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I think it depends on the level of features being worked on. Look
at how long there is between Oracle major releases or **GASP** Mysql?

I think it is silly to have to wait 18 months for a new release
of say plPgsql of plPerl, new functions or maybe a new group by
capability... This should be able to be in . releases.

However... PITR, Savepoints? Those are major coding efforts. It
makes sense that they would take that long.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake




>cheers
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>andrew
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