[Framework-Team] Re: Updated PLIP review deadline

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Thu Feb 7 07:52:53 UTC 2008

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Unfortunately the Plone 3.1 PLIP review deadline has gone by silently
> without all reviews being finished, which means we need to adjust our
> timelines.  The new, final, ultimate deadline for reviews is:
>    Saturday, February 16
> Since I do not want to postpone 3.1 forever until all reviews are in
> I will be changing the rules a little bit: PLIPs which have not been
> properly reviewed at that point will not be considered for Plone 3.1. I
> really this may be bad news for the developers who have worked hard on
> them but I see no other option. I'm not willing to accept forever
> slipping schedules.

I think this is fine, but I put an awful lot of work into various PLIPs 
that I fully believe are ready to go in. I'll be unbelievably 
disappointed and disillusioned if they are not reviewed, as will, I'm 
sure, everyone else who submitted a PLIP. I think this would be a huge 
failure for us and our vision of doing shorter, more responsive releases.

Please let us, the PLIP authors, know what we can do to make this easier 
for you guys, and please get yourselves organised and get this done. 
There are 24 PLIPs. Most of them are small. Some are already reviewed. 
Doing a review is not a terribly onerous task. You don't need to write 
any code, you don't even need to understand everything going on in full 
detail, just enough to make an informed judgement. All my bundles (and I 
assume most other ones) give clear pointers to where you need to look 
and have the necessary data or views to make it easy to test, and all my 
PLIPs are updated to include relevant background. A review will take you 
less than an hour - in most cases more like 20-30 minutes.

For 3.0, we had one main reviewer for each bundle who'd report back for 
a quick vote on the list. People with concerns could then dig into the 
code in more detail or request more specifics.


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