[Python-Dev] Regular scheduled releases (was: Continuing 2.x)

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Sat Oct 30 13:44:16 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 05:22, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ultimately, the frequency of releases comes down to the burden on the
> release manager and the folks that build the binary installers. Any
> given RM is usually only responsible for one or two branches, but the
> same two people (Martin and Ronald) typically build the Windows and
> Mac OS X binaries for all of them. So if you add 2.6 and 3.1 together,
> as well as the releases for 2.7 and 3.2 development, I think you'll
> find releases happening a lot more often than an average of 1 every 4
> months.

Right, the effort of those people is obviously the limiting factor
here. Automating builds sounds like a good step forward. What are the
sticky bits here? Martin, Ronald, how much of the process is not
automated, and why is automating hard?



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