[Qgis-developer] Stress about release plans

Jonathan Moules jonathanmoules at warwickshire.gov.uk
Tue Jul 22 04:21:56 PDT 2014

Hi Paolo,

> > But is it working? I believe the point of an LTS is that each version is
> more stable
> > than the last and that there are no new features which in turn means no
> new bugs
> The question is simple: maintaining a stable branch costs (developr
> time|money).
> If someone will put the ncessary resources, I'm pretty sure nobody will
> object.
> All the best.

Fair point, but then I'd ask - what would the cost be? Is it not something
that can be covered by the current sponsorship given that a significant (or
maybe just significantly vocal ;-) ) portion of the community seems to be
interested in it? I've tried finding the financials for QGIS but failed;
are they online publically available?

And this also goes back to the other questions I asked - how do other Open
Source projects do it? I know GeoServer has no central pot and a much
smaller community yet maintains multiple branches (at least 3!).
Just throwing money at a problem won't necessarily resolve it in the most
efficient way possible. Knowing where it went wrong last time and how other
projects do it seems like a logical starting place.

Just my 2p,

Best Regards,

This transmission is intended for the named addressee(s) only and may 
contain confidential, sensitive or personal information and should be 
handled accordingly. Unless you are the named addressee (or authorised to 
receive it for the addressee) you may not copy or use it, or disclose it to 
anyone else. If you have received this transmission in error please notify 
the sender immediately. All email traffic sent to or from us, including 
without limitation all GCSX traffic, may be subject to recording and/or 
monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/attachments/20140722/40e95ac9/attachment.html>

More information about the Qgis-developer mailing list