[Libreoffice] release plan : inconsistency between 3.3.3 and 3.4

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Mon Apr 11 03:25:01 PDT 2011

Hi Jean,

On Sat, 2011-04-09 at 18:54 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Faure wrote:
> It's me or there is some inconsistency between the planned release dates
> given by http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan for 3.3.3
> (2011-05-24) and 3.4 (2011-05-02) ?

	Sure - they happen on different dates (?) that seems like a fairly
sensible plan, since we have only one set of build hardware, build
engineering resource and more important QA infrastructure.

	The plan is (of course), to keep releasing 3.3.x releases as long as
people are interested in creating them I suppose[1] - we should come up
with some nominal end-of-life plan for that I suppose, but of course if
someone is interested in producing builds after that, I wouldn't worry.

	IMHO it is good to have a stable release of 3.3 after releasing 3.4 -
to (perhaps) remind people that bugs are often shaken out of the product
somewhat after releasing, and that point-zero releases are not the
pinacle of stability, but have fun new features :-)



[1] - the Linux kernel has in some pathological cases eg. -
ie. nearly sixty minor point releases of a version ;-) but of course,
they don't have to do binary builds which makes life easier for them.
 michael.meeks at novell.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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