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30 September 2009, 12:49

Proposed development cycle changes

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The proposal, which has already found support among several developers, includes three timed stages over a period of six months, similar to that of Linux kernel development. The first stage, the "merge window", will open following a previous release and will integrate new code and features. This will be followed by a bug fix phase, focusing on any problems and general fixes, and the proposed cycle would conclude with a release freeze, where only critical patches would be included. The developers want to implement the new model for the upcoming 1.8 release.


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