[wp-hackers] Re: 2.2 release

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Apr 20 10:44:44 GMT 2007

David Peralty wrote:
> I know I don't talk on here much, but I have made it as clear as I can
> on Blogging Pro that making a perfect 2.2 is more important than when
> its released. 

It's important to distinguish between a perfect 2.2 and a 2.2 with all 
desired features. I would consider a "perfect" 2.2 to be any version 
that provides the features it does implement correctly, simply, and 
without bugs. I have no objection at all to releasing a 2.2 version with 
only one new feature if that's all that's ready, then 2.3 with one more, 
then 2.4 with one more, and so on.

I am increasingly unthrilled (or negatively thrilled) with big bang 
releases. Faster release cycles are good in general. However that does 
not mean speeding up and compressing the same software development 
process. It means cutting up the software into smaller feature sets with 
each iteration so you get some features sooner rather than all features 
much later. This is one of the fundamental principles and results of 
agile development.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Java I/O 2nd Edition Just Published!

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