[Mono-dev] [Ximian-mono-list] 2 Mono releases a year...

Zoltan Varga vargaz at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 19:02:15 EST 2008


  I would suggest the opposite: do releases more frequently, and leave
some of the QA work
to our users, as is traditionally done by an OSS project.


On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:55 AM, Thomas Wiest <twiest at novell.com> wrote:
> Hey Guys,
>    The build and test team is struggling to keep up with all of our
> obligations (and our task lists just keep growing). The only way I can
> see being able to get ahead is to reduce the number of Mono releases we
> do a year. Right now we've been trying to do 4 releases a year (it looks
> like it's going to be closer to 3 in the short term).
>    I propose that we start doing only 2 Mono releases a year. This will
> allow the build and test team a lot more time in between releases to
> keep up with the tasks we've been asked to do.
> So, the question is, if we start doing 2 releases a year, what are the
> negative affects of this?
> Since the major distros and gnome only have 2 releases a year also, I
> would think the impact would be fairly minimal. Am I wrong?
> Thomas
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