Thanks again for this idea of listening to the community. I’m not sure if this is appropriate for the category but I figured I would add it here since it’s discouraging as a community member.
As far as I can tell, there doesn’t seem to be a clear schedule for new releases. This makes planning difficult. There are features related to ActiveStorage, namely public URLs and setting service by model/attachment, that I really could use. I see they’re in the codebase and I can assume they will ship in 6.1 if they meet the standard for inclusion. I can make a decision on whether to build a workaround in the projects I’m working on or hold off on that and work on something else until the release of 6.1. Unfortunately, I can’t find a ballpark figure of when 6.1 will be released so I can’t really make those kind of decisions. Will 6.1 be released next month? 3 months from now? 6 months from now? A year from now?
Don’t get me wrong: I’m incredibly thankful for Rails, I actually really love it. I totally get that you have no obligation to make sure I meet my timelines or provide any level of support and I don’t want to put more work on anyone. At the same time, a goal for a release date that is relatively closely adhered to would be incredibly helpful.
To be clear, I get that setting a release date once at the beginning of a version cycle is not going to be perfect. Adjusting it as a release nears might be necessary. I personally have zero problem at the idea of release dates slipping by a month or two; this is collaborative process, a lot of volunteers who have tons of different activities, etc. But some sort of release schedule would really improve our planning.