[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] 2.6.1 and 3.0

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Nov 19 08:32:18 CET 2008

"Martin v. Löwis" writes:

 > That's not the issue - I don't mind spending that time. However, it
 > means that several hours pass between starting the release process,
 > and making the binaries available - during this time, users always
 > complain why the Windows binaries are not released yet.

For "several hours" delay?  Shame on the complainers!  Ubuntu and
MacPorts users have to wait days or weeks for installers.  Debian
stable users, years!<wink>

My understanding was that the biggest problem with keeping to a
6-month cycle has always been that it's still a long enough time frame
that people will rush to get an 80%-done project into the release just
before deadline, causing extra reviewing effort for the senior
committers and effort and delays for everyone for bug fixing.  One
month is probably short enough that people will be willing to submit
things at a more appropriate stage in development.  Still, it's the
review and polishing-up effort that is the bottleneck, it seems to me.
Not the installers.

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