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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Minutes: DocBook Technical Committee Meeting: 21 Aug 2001

On Thu, 2001-08-23 at 11:31, Norman Walsh wrote:
> | DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 21 Aug 2001
> | ========================================================
> | 5. Release schedule
> | 
> |    Do we need a schedule for point releases? How often should we do them?
> Norm proposes that we should make more frequent point-releases. Now
> that the committee is active, we don't have to wait for the next major
> version release.
> Mike Smith: Changes like the pathname fix in filename should go out
> more quickly.
> Proposed:
>   Point releases no more often than once a quarter (and only if the TC
>   feels a need). Candidate point releases at least a quarter in
>   advance. Bug fixes within the quarter. A release occurs at the end
>   of the candidate quarter if and only if no bugs have been reported
>   in the month before the end of a candidate period.

Just to be clear, this is bugs reported against the "beta" of the point
release, and that are found to be bugs, and not user error, right?  I'd
hate to see a release get held up on something silly.

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