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Re: Release announcements - wording

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 09:47:17 -0400

Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com> writes:
>> The term 'release candidate' means the Subversion developers feel that
>> this release is stable and ready for production use, so we encourage
>> people to test this release thoroughly.
>
> I wonder if, in our drive to avoid premature distribution, the words
> "feel that [...] ready for production use" could be misinterpreted. We
> rely on people reading on and allowing the next paragraph to temper
> their optimism:

Agreed.

>> we do not feel that it is ready
>> for packaging and providing to end-users [...]
>> our policy lets us break compatibility between the
>> release candidate and the final release
>
> Suggested replacement for the first paragraph:
>
> The term 'release candidate' means the Subversion developers feel that
> this release is stable and know of no reason why it would not be fit for
> production use, and it now needs testing by a wider audience. If this
> testing confirms its readiness, this candidate version will become the
> final released version. Therefore we encourage people to test this
> release thoroughly.
>
> Or something like that.

blue.bikeshed.com:
   
   The term 'release candidate' means the Subversion developers feel
   that this release is stable and ready to be tested in production use.
   If this testing confirms its readiness, this candidate version will
   become the final released version. Therefore, we encourage people to
   test this release thoroughly.

-Karl

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