Today is the fabled May 7th. M9
of yore. Even though M9 itself has been deferred for a couple weeks,
we are doing a functional freeze today. This means several things:
- all API should be solid. "Some"
work on the text for the API can be pending but there should be reasonable
text for all API and we should believe in all the API. Please let
me know of any areas you think are lacking.
- any chunks of new function or new
mechanisms should be in. Please let me know immediately if this is
not the case.
- all bug reports marked M9 should be
completed today. If they are bugs or polish items it is possible
to defer them by marking as 3.0 as long as they are not major. Please
let me know about any major items which are not going to be done today.
I would like an explicit confirmation
of status from each team member by lunch today.
Going forward (i.e., Monday on) please
contact me about any new function or mechanism you are looking to put in
place. We should be entering the Polish, Problems and Performance
mindset. If there is new mechanisms/approaches which contribute to
one or more of the Ps then it should be reviewed for risk/reward. If
it does not contribute to a P, move on to something else.
Thanks everyone for a terrific effort.
We have done an excellent job!