Formalising a Release Schedule for Docs

Matthew East mdke at
Wed Nov 4 15:12:46 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Phil Bull <philbull at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 13:24 +0000, Matthew East wrote:
>> I agree that this would be desirable. Having said that I don't think
>> it should necessarily be a strictly enforced deadline, because I
>> wouldn't necessarily want to exclude a new contributor from coming in
>> later and driving forward a new document which can be made ready in
>> time for the "major new documentation" deadline, if there is time to
>> do so. But having a guideline date for planning would be good. I see
>> that the developers use week 5 - FeatureDefinitionFreeze - as their
>> deadline (in Lucid, 3 December 2009). Perhaps we could follow that,
>> although I'd be perfectly happy with setting aside more time for
>> planning.
> I agree that it should only be a soft deadline, and that FDF would be a
> good time for it.

Cool. I've amended the page accordingly.

> I'd also like to propose that someone should post
> reminders of deadlines to the mailing list a week or so before each
> deadline. Otherwise, I'll end up forgetting...

I will try and do this!

>> It would also be good to merge some of the documents that you've
>> produced on planning into our style guide so that they can become
>> officially part of our process and linked to from relevant places.
> I'll work on that when I get some free time. Augustina's OpenWeek stuff
> should probably find its way in there too.


Matthew East
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