have feature submitted before feature freeze

I have put forward for FESCo to consider this week a proposal to have feature
proposals submitted and approved in advance of feature freeze. the proposal
can be seen at <a href="" title=""></a> there will be no
shortening of development time. the idea is to have feature submission in well
before feature freeze so that we can try and make sure all succeed.

I think that Kevin Kofler's comments are fairly true in the ticket. the
changes in the F-12 cycle have probably not been fully understood. but i still
think it will be very valuable to us to make this change. I would like to get
some feedback and improvements.