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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] 6 month release cycle

I agree, one year is way too long. I am not even sure 6 months is often
enough. We had three m2e releases between Juno and Kepler, and I
consider m2e mature, (relatively) low-activity project. At the same
time, I never use R builds myself, I always use M-builds as primary
development environment for my $DAY_JOB. I don't suggest we do
full-blown release every 6 weeks, but maybe there is a way to elevate
perceived status of M builds such that users are more comfortable using


On 2013-07-02 11:30 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Hey gang,

We have a discussion going in the CDT community and we are currently
planning out how to achieve a 6 month release cycle. The feeling is that
we need to get new features out faster to our users. The year long wait
we currently have is making releases sluggish and I fear it's slowing
down growth in our community. A 6 month cycle should infuse us with a
little more energy, so goes the hope.

I mentioned CDT's plans on twitter and a number of senior members of our
larger Eclipse community thought it might be a good idea for other
projects at Eclipse and maybe for the train itself. And I think so too.

Instead of continuing that discussion on twitter, which is fun and
everything, I thought we should bring that to a greater audience and see
what other projects thought and whether it's something we should bring
to the Planning Council and the rest of the EMO.

I know there are a number of projects already releasing off stream
during the year, but bringing things together more often might be a help
to many others. But I'd like to hear your thoughts on that.


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