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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Announcing a one week slip in the Mars.1 release (from 9/25 to 10/2)

> From: Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>

> To: cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx,
> Date: 09/24/2015 02:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Announcing a one week slip
> in the Mars.1 release (from 9/25 to 10/2)

> Sent by: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
> On 09/24/2015 07:09 AM, David M Williams wrote:

> It's quite important that a "Simultaneous Release" be simultaneous.
> I won't list all those out now, since I suspect obvious to many,
> AND, mostly because ...

> I'm curious, can you name at least a few ones if not all?

I'll name only the most important ones.
A. There is still a chance we would have to re-spin AGAIN (small chance, yes, but, you never know).
B. In the past, it's caused great user confusion as well as a lot of bugs being open, which in turn requires some amount of extra work,
when users update some things, and then report "things don't work" (because they have a "mismatched install") or questions/bugs from users
"I tried to installed such and such, and it says it needs this and that, but can't find it".

So, seriously, it is important to be "simultaneous", and from what I've seen, those that don't think so are looking at the world only from the point of
view of their specific project, and not the whole community of users and adopters -- some of them having installs or use cases that we would never anticipate.

For those that are not satisfied with the answers given so far (by me and Max), a more productive conversation would be for you to ask your
questions more concretely. For example, instead of "why this" or "why not that", it's better to ask something like "I want to accomplish X, any suggestions on how to do that given we can not officially release until 10/2?" [For example, I've already heard about one "everyone is on vacation" case :) -- and, my friendly answer to that one is "get a backup person!" :) ]

Thanks again to all of you, for your contributions, attention to quality, and your concern for the users' experience.

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