[squeak-dev] Re: 4.1 release timing

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Thu Mar 18 03:04:22 UTC 2010

Folks -

Catching up with email today it seems that there's a *much* stronger 
preference for a quick 4.1 release than I had imagined. I thought it an 
issue worth raising but didn't expect that clear a response in favor of 
a quick 4.1.

As a consequence, I think we should adjust our plans accordingly. 
However, this may create a bit of a dilemma: I don't think that Edgar 
signed up for these conditions, and I'm not sure if it's fair to push it 
on him - making a release in a short time frame takes a lot of work and 
I don't want to just drop this into Edgar's lap given that I have no 
idea about his availability and other schedules.

So here's what I'll do: I'll send another message with proper subject to 
gather tasks that need to be addressed to get 4.1 out. Edgar, if you 
then still feel this is the release you want to manage (or simply 
participate) let us know.

   - Andreas

On 3/17/2010 8:59 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:
> Folks -
> Now that 4.0 is out it's clear that the next version will be 4.1. One
> thing that I've noticed is that various people (both on and offlist)
> have pointed out that it may be good if we'd release 4.1 ASAP in order
> to both, minimize confusion (i.e., "4.0 is like 3.10") as well as keep
> up momentum (i.e., make submissions for 4.0 and 4.1 on news sites).
> Originally, I had hoped that we'd take a bit of time to talk about what
> packages, documentation, and apps to package into 4.1 but doing that
> does take time (we haven't even started the discussion yet) and would
> make it impossible to do a very quick 4.1 release. I'm open either way
> but I'm curious what the community thinks:
> Would you prefer a very quick 4.1 release (4 weeks max) that *just*
> packages up the current trunk state (no extra packages in order to save
> time) or would you prefer that we take some time now discuss this
> through before 4.1?
> Personally, I'm good either way; anything that won't be getting done
> this round will be in the next, but I think pepping the release up a bit
> would be good, too :-) So I'm curious what the community thinks.
> Cheers,
> - Andreas

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