Proposal: changing development cycle

Paolo Leoni ulixes84 at yahoo.it
Mon Nov 5 13:27:49 UTC 2012


You can find the same proposal scheme using this link (in order to avoid
mail formatting issues):
http://www.paololeoni.eu/fedora_proposal.jpg

bye,
Paolo

2012/11/5 Paolo Leoni <ulixes84 at yahoo.it>

> Hi,
> I'm a Fedora user and, occasionally, contributor.
> I'm writing to you only to expose a simple proposal on Fedora future.
>
> We are debating on how Fedora Development cycle could be improved, and, at
> the same time, how to maintain its "bleeding edge" way.
>
> So, this is my proposal:
>
> We could introduce a periodically different Fedora development cycle, with
> major and minor release numbers.
> When we want release a new major version, we have a development cycle
> pretty longer, e.g. one year.
> For the minor release we have the old development cycle: 6 months.
>
> The minor release that come before the major release could have a life
> cycle with a lenght of 18 months, to compensate the longer devel cycle of
> the next major release.
>
> The time to begin development of a major released could be discussed and
> decided by FESCo.
>
>
> This is a simple graphical concept of the proposal:
>
>
> |~~~~~~~~| = 6 months of distribution development
>
> |----------------| = 6 months of distribution stable life
>
>
> Fedora 17.8
>
> |~~~~~~~~|------------------|------------------|
>
> Fedora 17.9
>
>
> |~~~~~~~~~|------------------|------------------|------------------|
>
> Fedora 18.0 (e.g.: introducing new anaconda...)
>
>
> |~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~|------------------|------------------|
>
> Fedora 18.1
>
>
> |~~~~~~~~~|------------------|------------------|
>
> Fedora 18.2
>
>
>         |~~~~~~~~~|------------------|------------------|
>
> ..........
>
>
> How do you think?
>
> Regards,
> Paolo Leoni ~ www.paololeoni.eu
>
>
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