Inconsistencies in "release schedule" page
There are a few inconsistencies in the "release schedule" page ( https://tails.boum.org/contribute/release_schedule/ ):
- "The idea is to put a major Tails release out every 12 weeks, plus a point release in between." This does not appear to be what's currently happening. Instead, Tails is released every 8 weeks, sometimes sooner if the Firefox ESR schedule allows. As for point releases, those do seem to go out on an as-needed basis right now, as far as I can tell.
- "The second number is even for major release (introducing new features), and odd for minor release (that only fix bugs)." That is inconsistent with what I see on https://labs.riseup.net/code/projects/tails/roadmap where, for example, Tails 3.9 is marked as a major release (odd second number) and Tails 3.8 is marked as a bugfix release (even second number). There is also some ambiguity as to the term "bugfix release": does it refer to the Firefox ESR release, or Tails as a whole?
- The Google Calendar linked to is not in fact for Firefox ESR. It is for Firefox releases. The best link I was able to find for Firefox ESR releases is https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease/Calendar .
#1 Updated by emmapeel over 1 year ago
- Assignee set to intrigeri
Thanks for your input!
The release schedule is linked to that of Firefox, I am not sure about the 8 weeks instead of 6, as we don't really decide on that.
Regarding the link for Firefox-ESR, though, maybe we should change it.
Can you please have a look, and see if it is a better link, intrigeri, with your FT hat?