release cadence for Q and R

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Jun 16 15:54:16 UTC 2011

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:28:59 AM TImo Aaltonen wrote:
> On 16.06.2011 09:17, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 09:41:49PM -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 14:48 -0700, Allison Randal wrote:
> >>> A few practical considerations I ran through:
> >>> 
> >>> - Release on Oct 11 means UDS on Oct 29-Nov 2 (the week of Halloween)
> >>> - Release on Oct 18 means UDS on Nov 5-9
> >>> - Release on Oct 25 means UDS on Nov 12-17 (the week before
> >>> Thanksgiving)
> >> 
> >> Does UDS have to be a fixed number of days from the release?
> > 
> > If we're looking to permanently align schedules, then +1 for UDS on Nov
> > 5-9.  Many of us have kids and it would not be pleasant to set things up
> > such that we *always* miss Halloween.  The week before Thanksgiving
> > might work, but seems like some people get hit by Ubuflu or Icelandic
> > volcanoes or whatever, so guess it could be risky for folks.
> Well, the Father's Day for us Scandinavians is the second Sunday of
> November, so traveling the weekend from US would basically mean missing
> it :)

This is a good point.  In a global project like Ubuntu there is probably no 
week that won't cause problems for someone, somewhere.  I think that it is 
probably best to vary the time between release and UDS so that the same people 
aren't inconvenienced every year.  I think having it 2 - 4 weeks after UDS is 
fine (I don't think the exact week in the schedule is critical) and so we 
should vary it to make sure the schedule doesn't cause problems for the same 
people every year.

Scott K

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