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From Matt Ryan <mattr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Branching and releasing: frequency
Date Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:27:51 GMT
+1 from me.  Every two months seems a bit more practical for where we are
now.

Thanks Davide!


-MR

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 8:59 AM Davide Giannella <davide@apache.org> wrote:

> Good afternoon team,
>
> as we discussed in separate threads about strategies and version numbers
> and we agreed in principles on the way forward we still have to address
> one topic of the release: the frequency.
>
> Was looking at what JDK does and merge it with our own experience.
>
> JDK releases a new one every 6 months and on top there will be a quarter
> release called "update release". We could see them as bugfix for us.
>
> I personally think that such frequency is way too long and while gives
> time to everyone to update to a new version is kind-of shifting us away
> from the model of no-branch.
>
> Probably by looking at the past I'm a bit thorn between a monthly or
> every two months release. I'm slightly more in favour of the latter (2
> months). I think it will be the right time for adoption and burden for
> us in terms of release cutting.
>
> Additionally we were never strict on timing and we always accommodated
> shifts in both direction (early as well as late) to make room for what's
> needed.
>
> Any thoughts on the above?
>
> Davide
>

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