Friday, July 06, 2007

Rhythm in open source

Mark Shuttleworth (what an awesome last name, BTW) thinks that KDE, Gnome and OpenOffice.org would benefit from a common release schedule, preferably six months like Ubuntu. I'm wondering if Eclipse's annual release trains also influenced his opinion and whether these kind of coordinated/rhythmic releases have been done elsewhere in the open source world or are Eclipse and Ubuntu the only ones? I think it would be great for the open source community if the rhythm spread and releases became more predictable.

1 comment:

Karl said...

OpenBSD has been keeping a regular release schedule for about 10 years I believe. I think they were well ahead of the curve on that.