On his blog, Mark Shuttleworth weighs in
at some length on some of the issues that have been swirling in the Ubuntu community over the last few weeks. He thinks there has been some unwarranted melodrama surrounding Ubuntu, Canonical, decision making, and so on. In addition, he is not convinced that rolling releases
are the right approach.
But cadence is good, releases are good discipline even if they are hard. In LEAN software engineering, we have an interesting maxim: when something is hard, DO IT MORE OFTEN. Because that way you concentrate your efforts on the hard problem, master it, automate and make it easy. That's the philosophy that underpins agile development, devops, juju and loads of other goodness.
In the web-lead world, software is moving faster than ever before. Is six months fast enough?
So I think it IS worth asking the question: can we go even faster? Can we make even MORE releases in a year? And can we automate that process to make it bulletproof for end-users?
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