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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.3 release planning proposal

On 29/08/12 21:53, Dan Magenheimer wrote:
> Maybe it is time to move to match the well-known highly-greased
> Linux kernel release process?  This would include, for example, a short
> window for new functionality and a xen-next for pre-window shaking
> out and merging (of new functionality) and testing.  As has
> been pointed out, xen-unstable is, well, unstable for far too long.
> It may not be necessary to aggressively match Linus' 8-9 week release
> cycle or weekly rcN releases, but the core process is known to
> work very well, is reasonably well documented, and will be familiar
> to many in the open source community.

I think such a system only works if you have a short release cycle.  If
the only time to merge new features is two weeks in every 6/9 months
then that is just far too long and is not very contributor-friendly.

Xen doesn't have the number of contributors or changes that make a Linux
kernel style process necessary.


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