[Qgis-developer] Stress about release plans

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Tue Jul 22 03:16:20 PDT 2014

Hi Lene,

On Mon, 21. Jul 2014 at 15:35:55 +0000, Lene Fischer wrote:
> What if we had :
> · A long term stable version for ex. 12 months with bugfix only
> · A developer version for 4 months with new features and bugfixes => Stable
>   version with short bugfix-period => New developer??????..

Not much news there.  This comes up again and again.

We already tried to maintain two branches in the past and failed.  I'm not sure
if we still would, but I don't see any big changes that makes it less likely

And that's why we have the tight release schedule now - it's there to both get
bugfixes out and new features in in a reasonable time frame and with minimum
extra or duplicate effort (which backports and packing are - not a awful lot,
but some).

Fixes and features are released every four months - including a four weeks
window for testing and fixing.  Which is of course not as good as LTS, but it's
apparently feasible and working.


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