String and feature freeze

Andrew Sutherland asutherland at asutherland.org
Thu Apr 22 20:48:29 UTC 2010


  On 04/22/2010 12:44 PM, Kent James wrote:
> It seems to me it would make more sense (that is spread out the load a 
> little and also allow more bugs to land) if the feature freeze was not 
> the same date as the string freeze, but a few days later.

I would argue the opposite.  String freeze after non-blocker freeze.  
Then blockers can continue to land and we declare string freeze only 
once all the blockers have landed so we can avoid all this late-l10n 
stuff, but we avoid dangerous, rushed churn involving non-blockers.

Andrew



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