On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Jori Mäntysalo <jori.mantys...@uta.fi> wrote: > On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Francois Bissey wrote: > >> To move to the kind of release schedule you are talking about >> we’ll need a new release manager who has the vision for this kind >> of things. > > > What is Volker's vision? I.e. do he have some plan in his head about when to > release 7.6?
I suspect probably. I don't believe it's ad-hoc. But I don't know that this is documented. I find it strange, personally, that this is left entirely up to the release manager and not by some larger consensus. > I think that having two branches is just too much. In perfect world we could > have LTS with bugfixes only and so on, but we have not enought manpower for > that. But we could have some kind of decision like "7.6rc0 will be out at > the end of April 2017." I think it's rather bad to not be doing this. What some large projects do, like Python, is to have multiple release managers where each person is in charge of a specific release. So you can have a release manager specifically dedicated to upcoming patch releases who take care of backporting fixes and the like. This isn't often too much work--most fixes are easy to backport--only a few aren't. The release managers work together, but meanwhile you have someone entirely else in charge of getting the next feature release out. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "sage-devel" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sage-devel+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sage-devel. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.