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Re: 8.0.X and the ARC patent

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 8.0.X and the ARC patent
Date: 2005-02-25 15:36:36
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Simon Riggs wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 18:17 -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >>> For development, this means we will _not_ have a shortened, non-initdb
> >>> 8.1 release but a regular release cycle with the typical big batch of
> >>> features.
> >>
> >> Might we set a rough date for Beta freeze for 8.1 then?
> >>
> >> September 30th 2005 ?
> >>
> >> I see only benefit from publishing a not-before date now. It's up to
> >> Core if it slips, but it'll really help with gaining funding if people
> >> can accurately determine whether or not features can be added for
> >> inclusion in the next release. There are lots of potential donors
> >> waiting, so lets give them some certainty about which release their
> >> payback will occur in....
> >
> > Yea, probably September, but you can't dump a huge feature on us in
> > August either without having talked about it first, so knowing the date
> > might not be that helpful.
> I thought we were looking at a 12-18 month cycle for 8.1?  Which would put 
> beta around January '06, no?

Oh, yea. I didn't realize people agreed with that, but I certainly

So that would put us at January.  Simon, I think the major issue is how
much does it help us to fix a date now vs. what is the benefit to
allowing us to state it later.

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