[Python-Dev] Preserving the definition order of class namespaces.

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed May 27 23:49:55 CEST 2015

On Wed, 27 May 2015 17:15:39 -0400
Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 5/27/2015 4:16 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > I second that sentiment. But it strikes me that we're doing this
> > because our release frequency is completely inadapted. If we had
> > feature releases, say, every 6 or 9 months, the problem wouldn't really
> > exist in the first place.
> How about a feature release once a year, on a schedule we choose as best 
> for us.  For instance, aim for end of May, with a bugfix release and 
> alpha of the next version mid to late Sept after summer vacations. 
> Encourage linux distributions to include the new version in their fall 
> and spring releases.
> Features that miss a beta1 deadline would then be available to early 
> adopters 4 months later.  In general, I think alpha releases have 
> usually been about as good as bugfix releases.

I don't believe alpha releases are attractive for most users.  People
don't want to risk losing time over bugs that may be caused by
regressions in Python.  Regardless of their *actual* stability or
quality, releases labelled "alpha" are perceived as high-risk.



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