Re: Slow development cycle

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 13:47:18 EST

Followup to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0005281347520.32755-100000@duckman.distro.conectiva>
By author: Rik van Riel <>
In newsgroup:
> OTOH, maybe we *did* include too much new features in
> the 2.3 cycle. We may want to try doing a bit less next
> time.

I think we did; we have fallen into that pit before. It's very easy
to get seduced by "one more thing"; especially after a previous long
cycle where things have piled up.

However, code freeze after two months is completely unrealistic
IMNSHO. The big thing, and I know a lot of people have asked for
this, is to call a code freeze and sticking to it.


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