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

Steve Bjorg steveb at mindtouch.com
Mon Dec 8 19:12:37 EST 2008

Adding my $0.02, I'll take stability over features.  Having too many  
versions of mono floating around also makes it harder for ISVs who  
build on it (larger test matrix).

- Steve

Steve G. Bjorg

On Dec 8, 2008, at 4:02 PM, Zoltan Varga wrote:

> Hi,
>  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.
>                                  Zoltan
> 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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