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mention Martin Michlmayr's PhD thesis

Time based releases

We want to do time-based rather than feature based releases.

See for example GNOME's info on time-based releases. They've done this very successfully. See also Martin Michlmayr's PhD thesis in which he argues for time based releases. It is extremely relevant to us. He surveys many similar projects like GCC, GNOME, Debian and others.

First major release, 2009.2.x

Proposed schedule for minor releases:

  • 2009.2.0, Monday 4th May
  • Freeze for package changes for 2009.2.1: Monday 18th May
  • 2009.2.1, Monday 1st June (4 weeks after .0)
  • 2009.2.2, Monday 13th July (6 weeks after .1)

Secnd major release: 2009.4.x

  • ?? (first release to include non-extralibs packages)