Am 17.09.2013 11:01, schrieb Marcus Jacob:
But all the above arguments are driven from a technical point of view. Now let's try to look at it from a marketing point of view.[...] Therefore I think its important to not only judge release or not and when to release based on the given technical facts, but also from a marketing point of view. And since the last release is almost a year ago, from a marketing point of view it makes sense to push a new release for this fall. This will create a slight buzz again and might keep Haiku on the radar, even though all those mobile stuff seems to be much more interesting at the moment.
When and if PM is "usable" as the basis even for a rolling release, it is clear there has to be at least one more "regular" release that kicks it off and gets PM onto the hard drives.
If people agree a release should be done, for whatever reason, the next question is always what should be in it, feature-wise and bug-fix-wise, in order not to give a bad impression with that release. A release most likely generates buzz. But an aweful, buggy release might not bode well with the audience we want to attract. Which would be a small percentage of those "give a short try once a new official release is out" types that happen to be developers and could be motivated to start contributing.
Much more difficult than to agree on whether to do a next release could be deciding those questions.
Best regards, -Stephan