Change list from 6.8 to HEAD, and 7.0 plans

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Apr 4 15:58:01 PDT 2005

On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 06:28:06PM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> This brings up the question of release date.  Anyone have strong feelings 
> about this?  We've already missed the six month mark from 6.8.0 given the 
> massive 6.8.2 effort.  I would suggest August at the latest, and preferably 
> July.

I don't think July is realistic, given it's now April and we're still
sitting here, with a whole bunch of work to do, talking about when to
try to release.

I think we should shoot for mid-to-late August, and set in concrete a
series of milestone dates, with hard freeze points (feature freeze,
code freeze except for reviewed bug fixes, etc).  We should also have a
clear idea of where we should be by every milestone: docs generated by
milestone X (so we can do it easily by release), tarballs done and
tested by milestone X (ditto), et al.  Hopefully this way we can avoid
a repeat of the surprises which plagued us throughout the 6.8.x series
and kept knocking the release date back as the magical date approached
and we were nowhere near release-ready.
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