The project will be managed as a series of 6-8-week milestones. The milestones will be broken out as follows:
- 1 week – planning and development week
- 2-4 weeks – development
- 1-4 week – stabilization
- 1 week – release
(The above time adds up to more than 5-8 weeks due to the planning week overlapping the release week).
The final project milestone is up to 4 weeks of stabilization and then release.
At the end of each milestone there is a milestone release that:
- has been stabilized, with bugs tracked and showstoppers fixed
- has had some amount of QA applied beyond the nightly sanity test
- can demonstrate some feature or features
Each developer is expected to focus on 1-2 features/tasks at a time, which can help the team focus and also prevent from sending all pull requests at the end of a milestone. Project developers must respect this rule. It gives the maintainers a break.