Re: 2.3 Proposed Features

Hey there,

> IMHO, 6 months is too short for a real release-cyle. 8 months is just ok. It
> almost took 8 months to get Gnome2.2 out of the door.
> The problem is that developers don't hack on a new major release when the old
one has just been released. It always takes some time and it won't be different
> with Gnome2.4. Gnome2.2 will be actively maintained as it was with Gnome2.0

So, a couple of us were writing the release notes ready for the GNOME
2.2 release. We've pretty much kept to schedule. You wouldn't *believe*
the amount of stuff that has got done for 2.2 - we've had a HUGE amount
of new code hitting GNOME in terms of new applications and new features.

A 6 month cycle is really easy to do - it keeps people focused, excited
and fresh. I think the benefits of having an 8 month cycle might be
worthwhile, but only to ensure that we have a slightly better
dogfooding/QA/translation period, that we perhaps rushed a little this
time. We also lost quite a bit of time working on GNOME 2.0 bugs when we
should have been hacking on features.

			See ya,
				Glynn ;)

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