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

Spurring on the development of new features is part of what's driving
this. Only the early adopters ever download milestone builds and we're
trying to be more agile to a larger audience by going twice as often.


On 13-07-02 4:17 PM, "Igor Fedorenko" <ifedorenko@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>What's the point of releasing often if there are no new features?
>On 2013-07-02 11:56 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
>> Funny, that came up in our conversation too. Years ago, M releases were
>>awesome. They always had new features and the quality was pretty good.
>>But then the quality stopped being so good and there were less features,
>>so people cared less about M releases. And that has left a long period
>>of time where people really care about Eclipse releases.
>> D
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>>Fedorenko [ifedorenko@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:49 PM
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>> Subject: 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
>> them.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Igor
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> to many others. But I'd like to hear your thoughts on that.
>>> Doug.
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