On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Przemek Klosowski
So, my TL;DR message is, think carefully what aspects are important
(technical? organizational? marketing?), what constituencies are involved in
each, what changes are desirable, how to measure their effect, and then come
up with processes to effect those changes.
I'd like to build on this a little bit. I'm concerned that we've gone
straight to discussing the "how" without a clear picture of the
What would we want to accomplish with a change in the release
schedule? mattdm said:
So, first, putting together a release is a lot of work. If we're
stepping on the toes of the previous releases, are we wasting some of
Second, from a press/PR point of view, I think we get less total press
from having twice-a-year releases than we would from just having one
big one. When it's so frequent, it doesn't feel like news.
The first point is a good question, but what if the answer is "no,
we're not wasting some of that work"? For the second point, the
solution could be to do a better job on the marketing side, or to
focus on a few really kickass features for a given release.
I'm not opposed to making changes, but I'd like to know what it is
we're trying to accomplish in a semi-concrete manner. Then we can
figure out the changes necessary to get there.