Hi Dave, I am one of the requesters on a less frequent release. Certainly this does not need to replace the current release scheme in the development branch: Galaxy system users who prefer keeping their code up to date can still go there.
It is just nice to have a separate branch with a less frequent stable release cycle with the support of fixing major bugs as Hans-Rudolf pointed out. This fixing support is only needed on the latest stable release. Regarding the frequency of such a release, I would say it is a bit dependent on the speed of introducing new major features in Galaxy. I wouldn't mind to have a 4 or 6 month release cycle in the stable branch if they synchronize better with the major milestones in Galaxy. Thanks, Leon Message: 3 Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:57:22 +0200 From: Hans-Rudolf Hotz <h...@fmi.ch> To: Dave Clements <cleme...@galaxyproject.org> Cc: Galaxy Dev List <galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu> Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] Galaxy Release Cycle Length Message-ID: <521464d2.5010...@fmi.ch> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"; format=flowed Hi Dave two months is a good time between releases. Much more important than the release cycle length is fixing identified bugs on the release branch as well. Regards, Hans-Rudolf On 08/20/2013 08:36 PM, Dave Clements wrote: > Hello all, > > At one of the GCC2013 Birds of a Feather sessions > <http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Events/GCC2013/BoF/PublicGalaxyServers> the > group was very clear that they would like to see less frequent releases > of Galaxy. We're currently aiming to do a release every 2 months and > have been pretty successful at making that target. In the past, we have > tried doing releases more often and less often. > > Is there a sweet spot for the time between releases? > > Please reply to the group. We are interested in a discussion. > > Thanks, > > Dave C -- Hailiang (Leon) Mei Netherlands Bioinformatics Center BioAssist NGS Taskforce - http://ngs.nbic.nl<https://wiki.nbic.nl/index.php/Next_Generation_Sequencing> Skype: leon_mei Mobile: +31 6 41709231
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