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Re: Uncoordinated upload of the rustified librsvg




On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 03:12:38PM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
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.

But you can have the same issues with long releases. IOW, the release schedule is the wrong thing to complain about.