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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: 4.1.4 Release Manager?
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:07:47 GMT
Am 09/15/2016 09:59 PM, schrieb Jorg Schmidt:
>> From: Dave Fisher []
>> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:05 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: 4.1.4 Release Manager?
>> The strategy behind 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 is this:.
>> (1) Quick releases of important bug fixes especially related
>> to security.
>> (2) quickly building release manager skills. We became overly
>> dependent on people who are no longer with us.
> +1
>> (3) establishing a regular cadence.
> but not to short release cycles, for example, the release policy of LibreOffice is
> an absolutely bad example.
> imho is a release cycle of 12 months is a reasonable compromise, at most necessary
> security updates should justify shorter cycles.
> Why 12 months?
> not a professional user of OO (for example, companies or city authorities) is
> usually more often than every 12 to 18 months to update, because each update
> requires administrative effort. Shortly cycles will be only be used when safety
> issues require mandatory.

normally I agree that we should releases too often. However, at the 
moment we need to become familiar again with the release process.

For this it's not useable to try a release and wait many months to learn 
the next things.

Therefore, for the remaining weeks/months of this year we should learn 
as much as possible and do releases more often than in the past. In the 
next year we can come back to the "old" release schedule.


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