For a new release, it's not necessarily to have great changes everytime.
Actually, dramatic changes like KDE3 -> 4 or Gnome 2 -> 3 is not that welcomed.
We just need a clear schedule to make the existing improvement available to the users periodically.
A new release without much UI changes is less exciting, but improvement in quality deserves a new release as well.
In our current release model, nothing can be expected since nobody knows when will there be a release.
Coordination won't be too big a problem since most of the core components do not rely on each other.
But we really need a "schedule" to define what should be done and when should they be done.
If we cannot do all of them before the deadline, we can discuss about whether we should drop some of the items, or delay the release.
Either way, things are done in a well-defined manner and changes happen in an expected way.
Some friends in our community already suggested a regular release cycle in the past, but we did not do it.
Maybe it's time for a change to a better release model.
It's not possible to fix all of the bugs and it's unknown how much time will be needed to fix them all.
We, however, still need to have a timetable about when to make a release when things are good enough.
A 6-month release cycle synchronized with Gnome and major distros IMO is acceptable.
We may not have exciting new features everytime, but at least the fixes and small enhancement done
by the contributors should be available for the users. Packagers no longer need to package git head code.
So, I think changing the release model helps.

Thanks

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Alexis López Zubieta <azubieta@estudiantes.uci.cu> wrote:
Hello:
I guess that having a regular release cycle will be helpful for those
that use LXDE. But this means that we will have to coordinate better our
work, and define in each cycle what is going to be done. Also the user
will expect more from us and we will have to follow an schedule. I'm had
no problem with it, but what about the rest of the LXDE developers ?

Cheers.

Alexis López Zubieta
Nova Light Project
University of Informatic Sciences


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