Roadmap proposal for 3.10/4.0

Ramon Leon ramonleon at
Sun Oct 15 21:23:29 UTC 2006

Andreas Raab wrote:
> I don't know what other people think, but these long feature lists just 
> give me the shivers. What if instead of listing feature X, Y, and Z (on 
> many of which the implementation hasn't even started) we simply have a 
> schedule that says:
> a) Open discussion: Two months of determining what's ready to go into 
> the next release. At the end of the that period there should be a list 
> of things that we'd like to have in the next release.
> b) Alpha phase: Two months of "getting stuff in" for those things that 
> we agreed upon in the first phase. At the end of this phase, any new 
> feature that isn't in yet, won't get in.
> c) Beta phase: Two months of testing, fixing bugs updating the docs and 
> packages at Squeakmap. At the end of which we have a new release.
> Six months, and it should be done. With clear deadlines what is expected 
> to happen when. With proposals made by the people who have done the work 
> already. With work that is already finished and only needs inclusion 
> instead of stuff on which work hasn't even begun yet.
> Cheers,
>   - Andreas

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