[Development] 5.7 feature freeze

Olivier Goffart olivier at woboq.com
Mon Feb 1 18:53:18 CET 2016

On Montag, 1. Februar 2016 15:26:57 CET Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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?

It means we don't delay the release of 5.7 too much even tough 5.6 was 
delayed. 5.7 already contains all the features developed since the 5.6 feature 
freeze which was long ago.

> 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 is irrelevant

> This means any improvements you make take really long to get to your users.

It would take longer without the feature freeze.


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