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>
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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

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