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Posted Sep 6, 2010 13:52 UTC (Mon) by mmcgrath (subscriber, #44906)
Missing a deadline is a symptom of the problem:
1) Changes get made later in the cycle instead earlier.
2) We try to cram too much stuff into a release
The stance that slipping is a feature opposed to just forcing a deadline would be true if people if people were arguing for forcing a deadline but AFAIK no one is. What the discussion is about is how to fix 1 and 2 above so we make the deadline naturally.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 18:27 UTC (Tue) by drago01 (subscriber, #50715)
Amateur would be if we keep slipping with no end in sight "one more week, one more week, one more month" or if we ignored the bug and said "but but the deadline is in 2 days we have to ship on time".
That being said yeah it does make sense to try to avoid that "last minute bugs" but when they happen (and they will sometimes) it isn't the end of the world like some are viewing it.
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