[Numpy-discussion] Going toward time-based release ?
Mon May 12 12:07:42 CDT 2008
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 5:41 AM, David Cournapeau
> Joris De Ridder wrote:
> > As Mike, I'm a bit sceptic about the whole idea. The current way
> > doesn't seem broken, so why fix it?
> If the recent events do not show that something went wrong, I don't know
> what will :)...
> The plan really is to have a code freeze and hard freeze between each
> release, and time-based releases are more natural for that IMO, because
> contributors can plan and synchronize more easily. Maybe it won't work,
> but it worths a try; As Robert mentioned it before, code freeze and hard
> code freeze is what matters.
I agree with this, so I think I'll have to apologize for
misunderstanding the precise intent of the original message. Code
freezing and plenty of testing to a schedule are a good thing.
My only concern is that people don't feel compelled to push out a new
release simply because the calendar rolled over (Fedora cough; Ubuntu,
cough, cough). If there is a compelling feature set or bug fix, then
by all means, set the schedule and go for it. Just don't fire up a
release solely to show signs of life.
P.S. I'll take that median change in 1.1, wink :-)
More information about the Numpy-discussion