[Development] 5.7 feature freeze

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Mon Feb 1 15:26:57 CET 2016

Knoll Lars wrote:
> we’re slightly past the originally planned date for the feature freeze,
> for various reasons (new stuff being open sourced, license change and
> being late with 5.6). But I believe most things should be in place now to
> do the feature freeze for 5.7 next Monday.

What sense does it make to feature-freeze 5.7 before 5.6 is even out yet? 
Distributions out there are still shipping (at best) 5.5 (which is still the 
latest stable release series you have to offer), and all new features 
(except the 3 you listed) are already being pushed back to 5.8, i.e., 3 
branches later than what is actually shipped. This means any improvements 
you make take really long to get to your users.

        Kevin Kofler

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