Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)
bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Mon Mar 4 10:07:44 UTC 2013
Rick Spencer wrote:
> ... rolling releases ...
As the LibreOffice maintainer I am very happy to hear this, for a set of
reasons, but since so many have already been covered, let me just focus on the
two most essential:
- while the upstream release plan was explicitly crafted to arrive with a good
release before feature freeze in the upcoming Ubuntu release, such tight
interlocking leaves little room for errors or corrections. Like with aircraft
liftoff there is a decision point (V1) after which a new LibreOffice major
release essentially has to go in, no matter what happens. The tight
interlocking of schedules made this point essentially the UDS at the begin of
the cycle and then allowed for no flexibility afterwards.
- The number of both supported Ubuntu releases and upstream releases (with
backports in the PPA) made regression tracking and finding a pain. When you
multiply one current upstream major, one stable upstream major and one upstream
major we released an Ubuntu series with the number of supported Ubuntu
releases, I think its easy to understand the problem.
Lets get rolling!
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