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Re: Post-2.12 release plans

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: Post-2.12 release plans
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 01:39:41 +0100

Le lundi 22 décembre 2008 à 11:23 -0800, Graham Percival a écrit :
> This is totally a meritocracy question.  Non-developers want the
> sun and moon, right now, for the price of a download.

So, let's ask for a fee for each download -<:o)

> In the past we've tried to do the backporting idea.  It's lasted
> for a few months, but then we just abandon the stable branch.
> When complicated changes happen -- for example, the vertical
> collision avoidance -- it gets to be too much work to backport
> stuff.  I'm therefore invoking whatever veto power I have on this
> particular discussion.  Backporting is not something that I can do
> or teach; in the past it hasn't worked;

Indeed: the backporting I did for one or 2 months surprised many people,
even our support guru Mats :-) and the only little fun I had with this
was playing with Git I had just discovered.

>  in the absence of a
> knowledgeable person who is willing to spend whatever amount of
> time it takes, this isn't an option.

Agreed.  Let's spend time on more important tasks.

> I'm convinced that the docs/website/support can handle this type
> of devel cycle without problems; the only question is whether
> developers are on board, and currently this sounds promising.

I'm confident too.


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