Change release schedule 4.2 and schedule for 4.3

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at
Mon Sep 8 19:50:40 BST 2008

On Sunday 07 September 2008 12:01:19 Tom Albers wrote:
> Next Akademy is early July 2009. The release-team decided it would be good
> idea to have the 4.3 release done before Akademy starts, so we have all the
> room to hack on anything we want during Akademy,

I don't think this is a good justification for changing a fixed and published 
release schedule. Akademy is not that important as hackfest anymore and there 
are many ways how to do productive work at Akademy even if we are just before 
a release. What's wrong with getting together to fix the last 
release-critical bugs, for example, instead of doing "anything we want"?

> That means that we want to release 4.2 two weeks earlier and 4.3 too, so we
> end up with 4.3 a month earlier without giving in too much to our six month
> schedule.

Please reconsider this idea. The whole point of release schedules is to make 
development more predictable and planable. Changing the schedule for the 
phases which are currently under development pretty much renders the schedule 

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at>

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