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monthly updates?

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
by ImperialSpectre
Just a thought is there a reason why the developers aren't releasing major releases monthly? ReactOS seems to be quiet at the moment with the feature-related news and the news section is not as up-to-date including the ReactOS Twitter account which is outdated. I know the devs are busy but I'm curious what are your thoughts on this. Personally I would have preferred more transparency from the team in what's going on behind the scenes with ReactOS and what's being planned.

Re: monthly updates?

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:00 am
by binarymaster
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Just a thought is there a reason why the developers aren't releasing major releases monthly?
Because it takes too much time to:
1. Test every software for each release for known bugs and possible regressions
2. Reduce the amount of regressions

See https://reactos.org/wiki/Tests_for_0.4.13 to understand. And the team have only one release engineer right now.
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Personally I would have preferred more transparency from the team in what's going on behind the scenes with ReactOS and what's being planned.
There is enough transparency, you already have access to everything:
1. Latest commits: https://git.reactos.org/?p=reactos.git;a=shortlog
2. Latest prebuilt images: https://reactos.org/getbuilds/
3. JIRA bug tracker where problems are tracked: https://jira.reactos.org/
4. The chat where developers talk with each other: https://chat.reactos.org/

Re: monthly updates?

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:28 pm
by shunesburg
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
ReactOS seems to be quiet at the moment with the feature-related news.
It's true there is no news on the website but on the IRC and the Forum you can have some.
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
major releases monthly?
There is an average of three months between the "stable" alpha releases, but it's not a rule.

Re: monthly updates?

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:09 pm
by gonzoMD
Regarding Twitter: Vicmarcal, our PR coordinator, is absent atm. I don't know why or if everyone else knows, but there is always a life next to Reactos. So stay tuned, follow the sources you got in this thread or (even better) participate to make ROS better. If you can't write code, you could also write the monthly news btw. ;)