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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: 4.1.4 Release Manager?
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:05:28 GMT
On 9/15/2016 12:59 PM, Jorg Schmidt wrote:
>> From: Dave Fisher [mailto:dave2wave@comcast.net]
>> Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:05 PM
>> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
>> 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.

Agreed. We currently have some backlogs in both fixing and training.

In the long term I would like to see a point release sitting ready for
an urgent bug, but not going out if we get to a regular, planned release
before we need it.

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