[Mono-dev] [Ximian-mono-list] 2 Mono releases a year...
ajorgensen at novell.com
Mon Dec 8 19:27:01 EST 2008
We have customers. When you say "leave some of the QA work to our users" you're really saying "leave some of the QA work to our paying customers". This is not an option. We want to improve the quality of Mono, not diminish it.
Also some of that time is build and installer maintenance, and appliance build, etc. etc..
Also it doesn't make a lot of sense to release more often than the major distributions do. Our point (our meaning the provo team) is that we can't actually move forward at the rate we're going with the resources we have. We can't even keep up. There are a number of things on our eternal to do lists that we likely will never do. And each release it seems that one of those items becomes something that we absolutely must do.
>>> "Zoltan Varga" <vargaz at gmail.com> 12/08/08 5:02 PM >>>
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?
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