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Re: Our (in)ability to do releases?

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-07-10 20:40:52 CEST

On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Malcolm Rowe wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 12:35:04PM -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > On 7/10/06, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev@farside.org.uk> wrote:
> > >But now that you mention it, we could have released -rc1 with the initial
> > >--bdb-txn-nosync bug present (i.e. before Garrett's pool-destruction fix
> > >in svnserve) and just noted the problem as a known bug for that release.
> >
> > That gets us back to the "it's not much of an RC if we know we aren't
> > going to release it" problem... Maybe we really need beta releases
> > for major version bumps or something like that.
> >
>
> Yeah. I was thinking that on the way home. I think we'd have avoided a
> lot of the recent stress of trying to release 1.4.0-rc1 if we'd already
> put out a 1.4.0-beta1 when we were ready (about 6 weeks ago).

Given the current process, betas would be useful to get some initial
feedback on whether we're in good enough shape for a release
candidate.

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