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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-12 08:31:11

Richard Newman wrote:
> I ask this not to badger well-intentioned volunteers, but to provoke
> constructive discussion.
> Version 1.34.1 was released on July 24, 2007, going on 8 months ago.
> Since that time 6 new libraries have been accepted with one more
> accepted provisionally (according to website).
> Prior to 1.34.1, 1.34.0 was released on May 12, 2007, 2-1/2 months
> prior. 1.34.0 was considered a very long release: it's predecessor
> (1.33.1) was released on Dec. 5, 2005, nearly 1-1/2 years prior.
> At one point, there was hope of getting 1.35.0 out before the end of
> 2007, given that it was to be a short release primarily to move to Trac
> and Subversion, without large functionality upgrades or code base
> improvements. As I recall, part of the intent was to move to faster
> release cycles with teams of release managers to reduce the imposition
> on any one volunteer.
> We are now nearing spring break, the beaches of Cancun beckon, and
> another round of messages about Google's Summer of Code have begun.
> Is there a realistic target date for releasing 1.35? Is there a
> distinct possibility that 1.35 will require a full year or more to close
> since it began?

RC1 will be generated in the next couple of days. The reaction to that
will be critical in determining when 1.35.0 ships.


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