[Qgis-developer] Release schedule discussion - again

Wolfgang Stemberger wolfgang.stemberger at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 13 01:00:58 PDT 2015

Dear all, imagine yourself being a new QGIS user. Go on the qgis-website and you see immediately the download option for version 2.10. Click on "documentation" and you realise it refers to 2.8. This situation was even worse in the past (I think 2.8 versus 2.2). The first impression you get, is that the software is not properly documented and this is definitely not a good argument especially for newbies (who we should convince of using qgis).  There is already a lack on people contributing to the documentation, but the short release cycle makes it even more difficult to have up-to-date software help. 
As several others have also mentioned, QGIS has very good functionality now and a slow-down would help to make the software more stable and to improve issues like documentation. Such a stable and well documented version could be promoted on the main page of qgis, while rather unstable versions with more functionality should be rather "hidden" for those who would like to test. 

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:32:28 +0200
From: jef at norbit.de
To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Release schedule discussion - again

Hi Lauri,
On Tue, 13. Oct 2015 at 10:27:57 +0300, Lauri Kajan wrote:
> What if we don't introduce any new features in LTR releases?
Huh?  That's what we do.   And the LTR package repositories are fed with the
new LTR release only after it has been regular release for four month.  So you
would probably never see a .0 there.
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