[OpenLayers-Dev] time-based versus functionality-based release

bartvde at osgis.nl bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Nov 5 03:17:56 EST 2008

Hi Chris,

you've got a good point there.

My "theory" is that momentum gets less after a release, so maybe if the
release period had been longer, those features would have made it into
trunk/2.7 already. But again this is purely speculation.

Best regards,

> On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 11:22:29AM +0100, bartvde at osgis.nl wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> just wondering how people are experiencing the fact that 2.7 was a
>> time-based release instead of a functionality-based release.
>> Personally I am more in favour of the functionality-based releasing,
>> since
>> now I still need to patch a lot of things in the 2.7 release with
>> respect
>> to GML, Filter, WFS etc.
> Bart,
> Given that none of these things are in trunk, I'm not sure how this
> would be any different from a feature based release. Unless you're
> saying that you could have waited another $time_period for 2.7 -- if you
> were still using 2.6 today (since we can't cut a release today with the
> features you want), how would the situation be different?
> As soon as the features that people care about are in trunk, I'm happy
> to cut another release. Heck, I'm happy to do another release far more
> often than we currently are, I think it has a lot of good things going
> for it. But claiming that the reason that your code needs to be patched
> is becaues of a time-base released simply seems incorrect to me until
> your features are in trunk.
> Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> MetaCarta

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