On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Maxim Khitrov <mkhit...@gmail.com> wrote: > > This discussion has come up countless number of times and the answer > is always the same - all of us would rather wait for quality, but we'd > also like some very rough timeline estimates that don't fall back into > the past. Notice that I said nothing about them having to be 100% > accurate. The questions are about the published timelines, the answers > are about the process. Hence, nothing ever gets resolved. It makes no > sense at all to have a published timeline, but claim that it is > irrelevant because "it's done when it's done." Do you not agree? >
I agree to a point. I wouldn't push something out if it was less than what could/should be expected. I haven't been a FreeBSD user long enough to remember the (previously quoted) "5.0 debacle", but I'm sure if I waited for a new release only to be disappointed, who knows what OS I may have went with. Yes, keeping users informed on the status of releases is nice -- that's what we have the ML for. > For example, RC2 builds were scheduled for 29 September 2008. When > that day comes (or same week perhaps), whoever has the ability to > change the release schedule page should update it regardless of what > happened. If RC2 builds started, that should be reflected in the > 'actual' column. Otherwise, if it's a minor change in the timeline, > put the new expected date in. As is the case of 7.1 release, if the > person honestly has no idea when RC2 will happen, put in 'December', > 'January', 'Second half of January'... 'Sometime next year' if it's > that uncertain. Anything at all; it takes 5 minutes to do. In the > worst case, your estimate will need to be updated again in a month or > two. In the best case, the release will be made before the expected > date. I, for one, promise not to complain about that. :) > If the sacrifice is an out-of-date column in a webpage while bugs are being worked out, in my opinion, that's fine with me. (IMHO) -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"