On 25 Dec 2008, at 17:08, Hanno Schlichting wrote:

Comments? Anything else people want to know at this point?

One question and one suggestion. Responses -- from the Team, not necessarily from Hanno -- need not be 'at this point', January some time will be fine.

A first "beta" release closely before the Plone conference would be good to have.




allowing not-yet-fully finished features to be included into those technology previews.


From my viewpoint of click testing (and extending then click testing) such TPs will be warmly welcomed.

If the documentation for a change is not yet updated, we can already include it.

- "include it"

+ "include the change"

Removal of a feature/code from a technology preview,
removal of a feature/code from a Plone core release,
trust in developers

Recalling from the Evangelism forum a post <http://n2.nabble.com/Should-we-be-doing-things-like-this--tp1587801p1602360.html > concerning (amongst other things) compatibility and breakage, I think the following phrase may require clarification:

we can remove the feature again from the codebase. Inclusion into a release can happen on the basis of trusting the developer who did the change to follow up on it and maintain it. If he doesn't, we can remove a feature again from the codebase.

* remove from the base during technology preview phase?

* remove from the base following a release?

(I understand that such removals are exceptionally rare, and always well-justified, but newcomers encountering the phrase may be alarmed.)

In clarifying the phrase above we can express both:

* the rarity and timeliness of such removals

and more importantly

* the underlying fact that trust is very well-placed.


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