A good break down of Matt Mullenweg’s 10th annual State of the Word address. The most interesting part being:
Mullenweg wrapped up the talk with a discussion of the future. The biggest thing changing will be the release schedule — most notably, there won’t be one. Instead of trying to stay to three releases a year like we have been for the last five years, Mullenweg is going to take the role of production lead and focus on three main areas. Now, instead of pushing a release at a certain time, nothing will be updated until it is the way he wants it.
I like this, it reminds me of Debian’s Release When Ready policy, which always struck me as a logical and sensible approach to releasing stable software. I’m not saying that I have anything against the release early, release often philosophy, but I do think it’s good to mix things up now-and-again.