Based on the schedule given, I would deduct that it's no longer our goal to
release as often as we may have once believed was ideal - and sometimes even
There's been tons of discussion about what is an ideal release schedule for
us (probably literally if you printed it out at 12pt on standard copy
paper). At this point I think we are balancing between fighting the bad
habits that got us into the 1.17 rut, and trying to give our engineering
team enough time to do significant work (rather than spending 1 day a week
It's my expectation that this will always fluctuate, never reach anything
resembling a stable rhythm, and that whether that's good or bad, that is and
will continue to be reality.
If you feel that releasing frequently is important, as a non-reviewer
without shell access and no official power to release anything, this must be
frustrating. Maybe we could instead of bickering about when code should be
released, come up with and support new roles that volunteers can take on
that would accelerate the code review and release process.
Right now, volunteers can effectively slow it by committing code - not that
that's in any way a bad thing of course, volunteer code contribution is
incredibly valuable. But if volunteers can also help in other ways to push
that code along the pipeline in productive ways, that would likely take much
of the frustration out of this situation for everyone.
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:12 AM, MZMcBride <z(a)mzmcbride.com> wrote:
Rob Lanphier wrote:
We updated the MediaWiki roadmap in Berlin:
The tl;dr version:
* 1.17 - May (we still might make it...we're very, very close)
* 1.18 - July, with tarball release in August
* 1.19 - October, with tarball release in November
* 1.20 - January 2012, with tarball release in February
Thank you for replying and thank you for updating the roadmap.
I think the main question in my message got lost, though. When I said "more
regular" code deployments, I meant less than or equal to a month. Perhaps
At one point or another, it was a goal to get back to that kind of more
regular code deployments to the live sites (particularly given the issues
that resulted from the large 1.17 upgrade). Is that still a goal?
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