Doing a release?

Rich Felker dalias at
Fri Sep 20 06:41:25 UTC 2013

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 06:44:15PM +0200, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Khem Raj,
> On Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:11:43 -0700, Khem Raj wrote:
> > > It'd be really nice if uClibc adopted a slightly more frequent
> > > release schedule, to more easily allow downstream users to benefit
> > > from improvements/fixes.
> > 
> > I think, if we decide to do releases biannually maintaining branches
> > for long time can be avoided. To get started I think lets start by
> > planning for a 0.9.34 and then everyone sending the pending patches
> > for subsequent 0.9.35 and so on.
> Since I'm not a uClibc contributor, it's certainly quite easy for me to
> just speak, but I would like to advocate for a time-based release
> schedule. I believe that for many projects, time-based release
> schedules create a rhythm, that provides well-known deadlines and
> encourages the entire community to meet those deadlines.

Agreed. Time-based release schedule has worked very well for musl,
too, but with much shorter release intervals, usually 1-2 months.


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