Re: String/UI freeze and crying wolf

On Mon, 2002-05-27 at 08:41, Stanislav Visnovsky wrote:
> On 24 May 2002, Kjartan Maraas wrote:
> >
> > - Discuss other possible ways to handle this
> >
> > Please let us know what you think about this. What should be done now,
> > what can be done long term to make the process more streamlined and how
> > to make lives easier for both the translation/docs camps and the
> > developer/release team camps.
> 1. dotPlan is not clear.
>  - remove old schedules and left only the current one (I mean remove or
>    hide those horrible "Revised schedule" notes)

I agree this needs to be made into something a lot nicer/easier to
figure out.  

>  - markup important freeze dates
>  - define the terms (what does UI FREEZE mean = no commits of translatable
>    messages without approval of release team or something?)
>  - set the last date for translation commits (it is PACKAGE DUE dates?)

I'll try to get some of these done soon.

> 2. Stick to the release plan
> This way we can force developers to stop adding (hidden) features but to
> squash bugs and stop adding new messages. And the release team needs to
> enforce the deadlines.
> 3. I feel we have too many prereleases leading to lowering of their
> importance for developers IMHO. I would suggest 2 betas and 1 release
> candidate as a starting point.

Huh?  You think we're releasing code too often?  :-)  I don't think too
many people agree with that sentiment, though I'm sure there are a few.

Portland, Oregon, USA.
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