Proposed Release Plan changes

Joshua Cranmer pidgeot18 at
Fri Aug 10 14:14:13 UTC 2012

On 8/10/2012 8:57 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> On 09/08/2012 06:18, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>> so
>>>   * All releases will be based on Gecko ESR releases
>>>   * To provide a more stable core for releases, so that we're not
>>>     affected so much by Gecko changes
>>>   * The ESR model will remain the same, separate from the mainstream
>>>     channel
>> Hum why that besides the channel change they'd be identical, I don't 
>> see the need to keep two channels with the same product. What's the 
>> point in keeping ESR and release based on the same ESR code ?
> Keeping them separate gives the opportunity for intermediate releases 
> if we have a significant amount of features ready. If we didn't have 
> separate channels, then we wouldn't be able to do those intermediate 
> releases because we'd be breaking the ESR promise. As we don't yet 
> know the amount of contributions that we'll get going forward I feel 
> it would be better to keep the opportunity available rather than take 
> it away. We can always review it in a year or two.

Would it be possible to guesstimate what would happen in an "average" 
release cycle by looking at the changes from TB 10-now?

Joshua Cranmer
News submodule owner
DXR coauthor

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