Hopefully we (the GNOME Team) can ensure that we have a solid and working build of the latest and greatest from the land of GNOME, which should be able to bridge any gap that may occur with release cycles.
Having a release skip a DE isn't necessarily a bad thing, although I'm sure some will disagree quite vicifoursly. As long as both the KDE and GNOME teams have a well defined plan we can show the outside (and inside) world how we intend on improving things without having the latest release in the distro. The fact that we will have it available as a backport, with full support from the respective communities, is a major step forward - yes the KDE team have led the way here ;-)
P.S. Sorry for the top post, silly mobile client.
-----Original Message----- From: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Sent: 15/12/2008 14:57:23 To: Michael Loeffler Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE 11.2 schedule
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 8:43 AM, Michael Loeffler email@example.com wrote:
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.
As others have said - I have some reservations about releasing in September and just missing a GNOME release.
I know that syncs badly with the conference, but I think GNOME is important enough to go ahead and wait for it. Why have such a lengthy release cycle and then just miss GNOME?
Also, given that people start testing heavily with RCs, it might be better to have an additional RC rather than an additional beta.