On Friday 14 July 2006 00:32, email@example.com wrote:
Same here. I believe there was some shortening of the 2.5 release cycle two or three months ago. I don't recall why or by how much, but I think the acceleration has resulted in a lot of the "can't we please squeeze this one little change in?" that's been happening. Shortening a micro release a bit seems reasonably easy to accommodate, but since minor releases occur so infrequently, I think it would be better to stretch them out if necessary.
The squeezing of the releases isn't where the problem is, I think. It's that, once squeezed, more releases aren't being added to compensate. We really need to determine what time we need to go from beta1 to (gamma|rc)1, and then from (gamma|rc)1 to final. Plenty of interim releases in the beta phase is good.