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Re: 0.35 => Beta => 1.0 schedule

From: David Waite <mass_at_akuma.org>
Date: 2003-12-05 01:38:24 CET

Greg Hudson wrote:

>On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 18:07, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> And to address other issues, any package maintainer
>>worth his salt isn't going to blindly package up a dev release without
>>wrapping it in yellow-tape and concertina wire.
>This seems naive to me. People have been blindly packaging up
>Subversion 0.x releases without wrapping them in yellow-tape for years.
>Red Hat 9 includes svn 0.17 with nary a warning for the user. The fact
>that there are binary packages of svn 0.x at all vaguely horrifies me
>(except on Windows, where source distribution isn't very accessible to
>most users), but I've always figured there is nothing I can do about it.
For open-source projects, the idea of 'stable' is usually not related to
version # at all. Witness openssl 0.9.7. Until you actuall start
declaring releases stable, people will just assume everything you
publish is 'as stable as it gets'.

-David Waite

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Received on Fri Dec 5 01:39:04 2003

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