[Qgis-developer] Release schedule discussion - again

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 15:49:34 PDT 2015

On 13 October 2015 at 09:15, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12 October 2015 at 22:47, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> So should we really keep this fast release cycle with releases every 4
>> months with the risk that these in between releases are barely usable for
>> professional users or should we rather have one release every 6 to 12 months
>> and invest more (financial) resources into these fewer releases? I would
>> personally vote for fewer releases and increased QA resources. Maybe change
>> to a release every 6 months with four months of development and 2 months of
>> bug fixing/testing - and see how this works?
> My thoughts (note that I'm not in a position where I have to maintain
> an enterprise-wide rollout, so my viewpoint may be skewed):
> - If you're using QGIS in a professional setting, you SHOULD be using
> 2.8 ONLY. I wouldn't recommend non-LTR releases as suitable in any way
> for professional use. Treat the non LTR releases as betas or for hobby
> use only.

Just to clarify - I don't mean that we (as a project) should treat
these releases as a beta, just that corporate end users should...


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