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Re: [Dolibarr-dev] Dolibarr 3.7 freeze

Subject: Re: [Dolibarr-dev] Dolibarr 3.7 freeze
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:55:54 +0100

The community does not need dynamic but stable, rendering uniform code is a good thing but the short duration of the development period can not get to the bottom of things


Many customers ask for news OK, but the majority of ask for stability.


·         Maintain two versions per year demotivate developers who prefer to spend time to add new features to make it compatible with the latest version released

·         Maintain two versions per year demotivate users who do not need a new version when the version he uses is stable: for them it is a waste of time and money (especially when it to pay updates of modules but that's another subject).

·         Maintain two versions per year does not make a major update such as restructuring and renaming files according to a defined standard objects. All the more it comes to cosmetic editing (change ‘fiche' with 'card' which impacts heavily by developers changing modules).




Bien cordialement,

Charles-François BENKE - 0637056117


De : address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden De la part de Maxime Kohlhaas
Envoyé : mardi 28 octobre 2014 14:37
À : Posts about Dolibarr ERP & CRM development and coding
Objet : Re: [Dolibarr-dev] Dolibarr 3.7 freeze


Hi everybody,


I think that keeping this 2 major versions a year plan is a good way to keep the community dynamism.

This does not prevent from doing quality developments (as many thiings in 3.7 has been done to uniformize and anglicize the code).


Also, we saw that there's a lack of testing after developing new features. So having more new feature after a complete year of development will mean more testing... I know that today with a new release every 6 month, we focus on testing and bug fixing more often...


Finally, there are a lot of customers asking for new features (they love open-source :) ) and telling them they have to wait a whole year to have it seems complicated to me.


But that's only my opinion. Charles, can you share the pros and cons to support your opinion ?


Bien cordialement,


Maxime Kohlhaas
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2014-10-27 0:55 GMT+01:00 <address@hidden>:

Freeze the develop branch to start beta in not a good idea : we need more
time between 2 major versions (One year, not six month) to test and develop
ours modules.

If we maintain this crazy rate of two major releases per year, I will no
more upgrade my modules for the February version.

It's time to make quality more than quantity

Bien cordialement,
Charles-François BENKE - 0637056117

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Destailleur Laurent
Envoyé : dimanche 26 octobre 2014 23:41
À : ML Dolibarr dev
Objet : [Dolibarr-dev] Dolibarr 3.7 freeze

Just a warning to remind everybody that we are reaching end of october:
This means the freeze of develop branch to start beta 3.7 will be done in
less than 7 days.

Laurent Destailleur (alias Eldy)
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