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Re: 1.0.3 release scheduling

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-05-19 15:21:49 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> Due to it's sensitivity, the security problem fixed in 1.0.3 was not
> discussed on the dev list. For details about the problem see the 1.0.3
> release email.

Fair enough. I saw his announcement with the release. In the future, it would
be useful if the initial warning that a release was imminent either was more
specific or less specific. Either state that it fixes an unannounced security
issue or point to an existing security alert. Simple stating that "[t]his
release will include only the fix for the security problem" causes only
confusion (like we should all know which security problem which is being

I have no problem with delaying the public announcement of the exact problem
until a patched version is available, only that it wasn't communicated well.


John Peacock
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