Am Montag, 15. Dezember 2008 16:08:41 schrieb Rob OpenSuSE:
2008/12/15 Michael Loeffler firstname.lastname@example.org:
First we talked about July '09 release to come close to an 8 months release cycle. But KDE 4.3 is scheduled for release on June 30th and probably an OpenOffice.org release will be out end of June as well - both wouldn't make it into a July openSUSE 11.2. Therfor we're now thinking about a September release.
Let us know what you're thinking about this.
I like the thinking, but I have tended to move to every other release in past skipping 1 release, as twice yearly upgrades tended not to be time effective, especially when important upgrades were available for a previous release.
Psychologically, I'd like to see 2 RC's series releases, to encourage more tester's who avoid 'Alpha' & 'Beta'. This could be at expense of the last Beta's, giving time for wider testing of the kernel on real hardware, with a chance for more fixes for less common drivers, making it into the GM version, so the final release boots flawlessly on more boxes.
Actually what I want to get away from with this release is Alpha, Beta and RC. Our Alphas are usually not less stable than our betas and our RCs are usually not 100% release material. So I want simple Milestones with goals associated to it. These goals wouldn't be much different from what we have now, but it would make it more clear IMO.