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Re: Periodical releases

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Periodical releases
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:58:19 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it not possible to have thorougness and high quality with more
> frequent releases of smaller scope?  Maybe the problem (if there is
> one) is that trunk is allowed to drift too far from a releasable
> state.  I'm just saying.

Features like bidi can't really be added piecemeal, and this goes back
to Eli's point about bit-rotting feature trees.

Frankly, I'm not convinced there's any problem.  Emacs 23.3 was released
less than one year ago, and we are already well into the pretest for
24.1.  Doing considerably better would require resources we don't have.
Note that all those projects that are being held up as models for their
periodic release systems have people working on them full time!

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