Re: [opensuse] openSUSE Weekly News 170 is out!
- From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:32:59 +0200
On Sun, 2011-04-10 at 01:07 +0200, Hans Witvliet wrote:
I do pray it aint so:
"The only really clear thing was our release cycle timing, as follows:
openSUSE releases on a fixed schedule every 8 months no
matter what. Therefore, all releases occur in November, July and
I thought they had a more sensible approach like Linus: it is released
when it is ready to be released, not before and not after.
If you keep as strict to the eight-month-policy you become as inflexible
as those guys from Redmond.
We have a similar periodic milestone release strategy. As a software
developer, I can say that if you wait for everything to be 'ready', you
never release anything. This is especially the case in a distributed
effort where cat herding skill comes in to play. Having set dates also
forces you to be realistic about what can be done, and to a certain
extent keeps you from putting everything and the kitchen sink in since
you have 'unlimited' time. The Linux kernel is perhaps unique in this
and works mainly because Linus is God. Or, to be more precise, he is
listened to as a deity and can exert control mere mortal project
managers can only dream about.
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