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Re: 1.1.0-rc1 is marked as Stable in the source download area

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-07-29 07:49:36 CEST

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 01:13:01AM +0200, Tobias_Ringström wrote:
> I agree that the flags does not make perfect sense for software, and it
> would be great to change them. Given the current set, it's a bigger
> problem if someone is lead to believe that a beta or release candidate
> is stable than if someone does not dare to use a beta or release
> candidate because it's marked as Draft. Anything is better than Stable
> for a beta/rc release.

I don't believe anyone will be confused by it. It is a release
candidate which does imply that we think it is stable. Sure we found
some bugs in it but we've found more serious bugs in some 1.0.x
releases, should they be changed from "Stable?"

If there was a way to completely avoid using the flags I'd say we
should. But there isn't. Since I'm never going to be posting anything
other than tarballs that we believe to be stable there, i don't see why
we shouldn't just always use stable.

Incidentally, i initially set them to draft and sussman convinced me

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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