Re: Release process thoughts

Perhaps frequent n.nn-rc-n releases? Mozilla and the Linux kernel seem to
make good use of the release candidate (rc) release system.


Looking over the release mail, I agree with Alan that we should try to
get more frequent releases.  We have the "release early" thing down, but
we also need to "release often".  However, we should certainly avoid the
disasters of hasty releases in 0.86, 0.88.1, 0.90.  We should probably
in the future make a CVS branch when we start a release cycle, so
development can continue while a release is being tested.  While it will
take a little more effort to keep the two versions in reasonable sync,
we cannot afford to spend month and a half out of seven months just on
release.  It may well enough up with a release cycle almost continually
in progress, as
improvements done during the previous cycle might be enough to start the
next cycle immediately.  It may be a good idea to have one person almost
permanently in charge of release handling.


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