Changing LEXIM to LEXI2M - from one month to two month cycle
Moving this from civi-dev list. A response to discussion there about work required for monthly release and mid month security releases when necessary.
This topic and the referenced additional effort for core team to manage the cycle of releases with mid month security, etc. gives me the opportunity to request discussion and consideration of the monthly release cycle.
I will posit that LEXIM is based on a somewhat arbitrary time cycle. It moved Civi from a much longer and variable cycle time (six months or so) to monthly cycle for all reasons previously identified when LEXIM was implemented.
My question is whether, on balance, all (including core team) might be better served by say a 2 month cycle - "LEXI2M"?
Obvious trade-off is delay between incorporation of new features, bug fixes, etc. against the core team and other volunteer time needed to turn around each revision including time for creating and testing new versions by all.
Is it time to revisit the timing of this cycle? Just askin'
Comments? (Should this conversation be held elsewhere?)