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Ken Jacobs talks about the monthly patch release cycle

I was checking ORACLE-L this morning and found this extremely interesting posting from Carel-Jan Engel
about an interview he had with Ken Jacobs. He said in his post:

"Recently (during OOW/Amsterdam), I had an interview with Dr. DBA Ken Jacobs.
During this hour I asked him abouth this 'monthly' schedule. Ken told me
that there was some miscommunication from PR which resulted in wat I would
call now 'the Monthly Myth'.

He litterally said:
'Monthly is a wild word. [..] I'd rather call it periodic, and it won't be
necessarily a month's update'.

So, don't hold your breath, while waiting......"

Interesting comments from an Oracle insider that we are not likely to see a monthly patch release schedule as originally intended.