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Release Early, Release Often, Adopt Slowly

Dec 31, 2009, 16:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Things move pretty fast in the open source development world. A new kernel release comes out around every three months. Projects like GNOME, KDE, and PostgreSQL pop out releases every six months, as well as some major Linux distros. Open source development moves at a rapid and relentless pace. It's refreshing, then, to see an open source developer reminding people to have a little patience.

"Peter Eisentraut, a software engineer at F-Secure who also works on PostgreSQL and is a Debian Developer, has some good advice for people concerned about the adoption rate of Python 3. Did you follow all that? Because the connections are important: Adoption of Python 3 is directly related to its connections to other projects like PostgreSQL and Debian. Eisentraut explains:"

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