Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.


The netWindows team is going to be releasing 0.2.4 in a couple of days. My roomate convinced me of the need for another point release in the 0.2.x line and at this point I have to say I agree with him 100%. Sometimes I find that "release early, release often" is easier said than done. In the "real" world there are distinct pressures that drive the release cycle but when it comes to my side-projects, it's kinda whenever I think it's ready. While that helps to ensure that I'm indeed happy with the product, it doesn't necessarialy help the end users.

To help combat that, I'm going to try to keep the project on a 6 week sub-point release schedule. The hope is that by enforcing a timeline on releases we'll better constrain our goals for each one and make sure we get changes into developers hands in digestable chunks.