On 11 June 2014 17:56, Andrew Edwards via Digitalmars-d-announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On 6/11/14, 11:24 AM, Iain Buclaw via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: >> >> On 11 June 2014 14:19, Andrew Edwards via Digitalmars-d-announce >> <email@example.com> wrote: >>> >>> On 6/11/14, 2:23 AM, deadalnix wrote: >>>> >>>> >>>> I'll be there to test and bug report ! Thank for being the release >>>> lieutenant. >>> >>> >>> >>> In my world a lieutenant is absolutely useless. Given the tutelage and >>> guidance of solid staff non-commissioned officer, some day they will >>> become >>> productive members of the community. If they don't find such a mentor >>> however, they will become loose cannons: destroying all in their path. >>> >>> I tend to see life from a different perspective. Officers, in general, >>> are >>> quite useless. They are the "good idea fairies" who give little, if any, >>> consideration to the ramifications of their ideas/proposals and will stop >>> at >>> nothing to see them come to fruition: regardless of consequences. Worse >>> still, they are absolutely incapable of implementing the ideas/proposals >>> they generate. >>> >>> I prefer a "Chief and Indian" analogy. The Chief knows what needs to get >>> done and, though she may not know have the tasks required to get the job >>> done, leverages the strengths of the Indians to do so. The Indians >>> provide >>> the skills and know-how, and actually does the work. >>> >>> This community needs far more Chiefs and Indians (arguably more Indians >>> than >>> Chiefs): and way less lieutenants. >>> >>> Oh, wow! That was a pretty long way around to say thank you for your >>> continued support. >> >> >> >> Nice analogy (and outlook!) >> >> Now, as 'Chief' of GDC talking to 'Chief' or D releases, I must say >> that the release timings are abysmal. At least 2 months overdue. I >> have only just managed to catch up to 2.065, and that's not due out >> till the weekend. >> >> Things used to be so much easier when releases were less than 2 months >> apart. >> > > You are absolutely correct... I was asked to delay the April and, after > that, my personal life took precedence. I am aiming is to get back on track > with a two month release cycle. The maintenance releases will remain on a > six month cycle though.
FYI, I have actually collected some stats about DMD vs GDC supported D2 versions and their dates. It's quite interesting, and ends with a guestimation of the 2.067 release date, followed by how long till 2.066 will be merge down into GDC. :-) Maybe this should be posted somewhere, Andrei? http://gdcproject.org/data/gdc-dmd-v2release.svg