From: "Joe S" <js.li...@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 12:20 PM
To: "Roland Smith" <rsm...@xs4all.nl>
Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>; "Jonathan McKeown" <jonathan+freebsd-questi...@hst.org.za>
Subject: Re: Release schedules

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 4:01 AM, Roland Smith <rsm...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 12:59:24PM +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote:
I've been biting my tongue about this because I'm not sure that I can offer
any help or useful suggestions, but here goes...

What on earth is going on with release scheduling?

Two words: volunteer project

I would propose to do away with the release schedule altogether, or make
it very succinct;

 next release: when it's done.

What? Isn't that the Linux kernel schedule?

Give me a break. The OpenBSD team of volunteers makes a new release
every six months, with target release dates in May and November. I
can't recall a slip of even one day. I know, this isn't OpenBSD, but
it proves that a regular release schedule is indeed possible.

also remember that 6.4 was being worked on at the same time. there's only a finite number of people to spread across both projects. finalization of 7.1 should come faster as 6.4 has been released
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