On Monday 15 December 2008 22:57:07 Magnus Boman wrote:
On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 09:46 -0500, JP Rosevear wrote:
On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 14:43 +0100, Michael Loeffler wrote:
openSUSE 11.1 is almost out of the door and we (coolo, aj, zonker and myself) had some discussion about the release date for openSUSE 11.2.
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 -
It is unlikely there will be any major OpenOffice.org update released at the end of June - the release would be 3.1.1. 3.1 is scheduled for March 25 currently.
both wouldn't make it into a July openSUSE 11.2. Therfor we're now thinking about a September release. Beside of getting the most current OpenOffice and KDE in thhis would even have one additional upside. It probably would be just in front of our openSUSE conference. So the conference could be used for very a focused openSUSE 11.3 planning. But it has its downside as well. Finalization of the release would happen during the summer holiday season. To address this we we added one Beta to stretch the development time a bit.
Here's what we're talking about:
2009-02-05 openSUSE 11.2 Alpha 0
Nearly 2 months to alpha 0 seems like a long time - is this simply an infrastructure issue because of SLE 11?
I actually don't mind it being 2 months. In the past, when we released Alpha0, it's basically been the last released openSUSE plus a few updates.
Yes, that is to be expected for parts we actively develop - people are busy until release with fixing bugs, so they start with a new stuff only shortly after release (and vacations and ...).
What you see though is package version updates.