[sugar] Release Cycle - Period
Thu Aug 14 23:44:14 EDT 2008
The first step in establishing a release cycle will be setting the
Here again, I think that we all agree in principle on a sixth month
>From Sugar Labs perspective the actual time period is quite arbitrary.
The lower bound is how quickly we can effectively iterate through the
innovate-stabilize-release cycle. The upper limit is how long we can go
before a release becomes stale.
>From a Redhat perspective something that lines up with the Fedora
release cycle makes sense.
>From a OLPC perspective the issue is more complicated. The cost benefit
analysis boils down to the cost of pushing a new release vs. the benefit
gained by improvements in the new release minus the cost of supporting
each additional release. I will happily leave the math on that on to
With these facts in mind, Sugar Labs doing six month releases seems
optimal. OLPC can pick up releases bases on their needs.
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