Martin Michlmayr
Martin Michlmayr

I'm a member of Debian and serve on the boards of Software Freedom Conservancy and Software in the Public Interest.

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GNOME

GNOME provides a complete desktop environment that is easy to use. The project experienced major problems, such as delays, during its 1.x series and in particular during the preparation of its 2.0 release. GNOME introduced time based releases after its 2.0 release and has significantly improved release management. The project has published time based releases every six months for a number of years now and is considered as the reference model for a good implementation of time based release management. They have shown that it's possible to set and meet deadlines in volunteer projects and to release on time.

Version Date Months
1.0 1999-03-03
1.2 2000-05-25 15
1.4 2001-04-02 10
2.0 2002-06-27 15
2.2 2003-02-06 7
2.4 2003-09-11 7
2.6 2004-03-31 7
2.8 2004-09-15 6
2.10 2005-03-09 6
2.12 2005-09-07 6
2.14 2006-03-15 6
2.16 2006-09-06 6
2.18 2007-03-14 6

Past problems

Solutions

Outstanding problems

2007-03-15 08:21:36 +0100 — phdpermanent link