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Re: Uncoordinated upload of the rustified librsvg

On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 08:39:30AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 06:45:14PM -0800, Seth Arnold wrote:
> > It doesn't help that the distributions in general want to support Firefox
> > on more platforms than the Rust team supports as tier-1 platforms. A
> > constant cadence of updates every six weeks is faster than anything else
> > excepting the Linux kernel. It's a lot of work.
> Complaining that someone else's release schedule is too fast is frankly
> unreasonable--you're basically asking them to slow down development for your
> convenience. At least they're doing releases, which is much better than the
> current trend of "well, just use the latest git head".

There's no downside to frequent releases.  There is a big fat downside to
requiring a very recent release to build the current one.  And frequent
releases make you feel that you can drop compat despite the time difference
being small in absolute terms.

Ie: "release early, release often" is good for technical reasons, but may
fail psychological ones.

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