> I posted it here as it seems that these organizational changes are
> discussed more on here than on github.
Yes, the mailing list is definitely a good place for discussions, and I
did not mean to suggest that you posted it to the wrong place! But, once
we have a concensus on something needing to be done, which I think we do
here, GitHub is the place. As to the roadmap issue, the reason I
suggested it is that a major part of the roadmap is to improve the
contribution experience for everyone. The points you raise in that
regard, that someone might be demotivated to contribute because their
contributions take forever to make it into a release, are thus very
relevant to the roadmap.
> A monthly release cycle is fine, but as is, I think it is too much
> work to expect from people "donating" their time.
Note that I am not suggesting monthly with the current release process,
I'm suggesting monthly with a new and improved process. =)
> There are tools like 'towncrier' to avoid merge conflicts in the
> release notes.
> That avoids merge conflicts in the release notes, because every
> release only has one change :-)
This seems too frequent for me. =)