>This post really isn’t about OpenOffice (but the bug report is here, Subscribe if you want OO3 in Intrepid or think Ubuntu should have included it. Please don’t add comments)
This post is about one of the ideas I wrote down for the future of Ubuntu, that I wrote down as part of my application for Ubuntu membership.
This is what I wrote:
When starting a new release.. let’s say 9.04 the Jolly Jacana, branch the code you are going to end up shipping. So if it’s going to include Firefox 3.1, switch to a Firefox 3.1 nightly ASAP in the dev process. Try to match what that project does itself. Nightly builds for Firefox, Every two weeks or so for OpenOffice, etc.
Yes, releases can slip, but another point here is, we should include the latest that we think we can ship, first. We can always fall back to the previous release, if it slips to far.
We should never wait for an official release of core desktop software in an alpha, it is so much better to include rcs, beta, alpha, or even nightlies that way we can provide the upstream with what I’m pretty sure is the largest linux based testing ground for that software.
Comments? Questions? Concerns? Thanks for reading.
Note: I didn’t guess the 9.04 release name correctly 🙁