[Pharo-project] Actions done in 1.3

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 23:40:29 CEST 2011

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Casimiro de Almeida Barreto <
casimiro.barreto at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Em 06-04-2011 17:32, Eliot Miranda escreveu:
> (...)
> I couldn't disagree more.  Especially with VisualWorks time-boxing has
> caused problems with quality and delivery of functionality.  Fundamentally
> there is no point putting out a release for the sake of it. A release is
> about functionality, both new functionality and bug fixes.  Without either
> of these there is absolutely no point in releasing anything beyond
> marketing.  Yes, during a release one can make the call that because a
> subset of the functionality will arrive much later than the rest of the
> functionality it makes sense for that late functionality to slip the release
> and arrive in a later one.  But that doesn't imply putting out an
> essentially empty release for the sake of promptness.
> +1 Here
>  One thing I do approve of is maintennance releases, where some time after
> an initial release one puts out a maintennance release that only contains
> bug fixes and no new functionality and I think there are good arguments for
> and positive experience with scheduling the maintennance release to arrive
> at some fixed time after the first release, e.g. 4 to 6 months.  But major
> releases must IMO be driven by content.
> +1 Here but...
> I think that maintenance releases must be presented in the form of
> "software updates" (meaning, no need to install a new image & reinstall
> everything in it). Ideally it should be possible to upgrade fixes without
> breaking what's working.

Agreed.  What I said about maintennance releases was rather 20th century of
me.  Forget I ever mentioned it :)

>  best
> Eliot
>>  (...)
>>   Best regards,
> CdAB
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