[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 10.5 schedule updates

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 06:54:24 PDT 2016

Hi Cameron,

On 10/12/2016 11:04 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Angelos,
> We will be running into our usual problem of having major decision 
> points happening over the Christmas holiday period. (Possibly more of 
> a issue for us in the Southern Hemisphere because it is our long 
> summer holiday period). However, moving a few weeks either way doesn't 
> really help much.

We already have similar issue during July for north hemisphere, so I 
understand :)
Feel free to suggest a move of the schedule, so that to minimize this issue.

> One thing I suggest we consider is whether we decide to drop back to 1 
> release per year. OSGeo-Live is more stable than it used to be, and I 
> question the return-on-effort we gain by putting out 2 releases per year.

This is something that we have to consider. I have a feeling that our 
stability is partially based on our 6-month packaging cycle. Perhaps we 
could continue the packaging efforts and provide updates to the ppa 
without actually releasing .5 releases, but still creating nightly 
builds for someone who wants bleeding edge software. This could turn 
into something like a rolling release (not exactly since we do not 
provide upgrade paths, but similar...)

This is interesting to discuss here or in a scheduled meeting.



> Warm regards, Cameron.
> On 13/10/2016 12:20 AM, Bas Couwenberg wrote:
>> On 2016-10-12 14:45, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>>> So to keep schedule somehow balanced, I think we need to move 10.5
>>> release a bit in order to keep the 6 month cycle. Instead of targeting
>>> for 10th of March, I propose we go for 10th of February this year.
>>> Can you please review and comment on the proposed dates?
>>> Is anyone aware of an important date/conference around February/March
>>> that we should target for?
>> Note that the OSGeo-Live 10.5 cycle overlaps the key release dates 
>> for the next Debian stable release:
>>  [2016-Nov-05] Transition freeze
>>  [2016-Dec-05] Mandatory 10-day migrations
>>  [2017-Jan-05] Soft freeze (no new packages, no re-entry, 10-day 
>> migrations)
>>  [2017-Feb-05] Full freeze
>> This may or may not be a good thing.
>> From the Soft freeze date packages for Debian will likely be uploaded 
>> to experimental if they are not intended for inclusion in stretch.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Bas
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
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