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Re: Hasty 1.1.x releases

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2005-04-02 04:43:56 CEST

On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 07:53:52PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> How much more notice is needed? Max has been asking people to do
> finish 1.1.4 for weeks on this list. His last mail was dated March 26
> -- five days ago -- saying, "STATUS file is empty, let's release."
> There haven't been any merges since. I wouldn't call the rolling of
> today's tarball "hasty" by any standard!
> Maybe the problem here is that translators need an explicit nudge,
> despite the other emails on this list?

I think his complaint here is that usually there is a message from me on
the list explicitly saying "I will be cutting the release tomorrow, if
you want something in please get it done." I'd never done this
explicitly to given translators a chance to get things done but rather
because usually STATUS gets cleared out a matter of minutes before I cut
the release.

I guess he's come to expect to see a message to that effect. Toss in
that 1.1.4 has been sorta in a vague state of "it'll be released soon"
for a month and I can understand some degree of confusion.

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