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Re: merge-tracking and svn 1.5

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-15 16:39:23 CET

On 12/15/06, David Glasser <glasser@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 12/14/06, Nik Clayton <nik@ngo.org.uk> wrote:
> > You need to be careful when you do this. With my FreeBSD hat on, something
> > similar was tried with FreeBSD 5.0, which contained many new features, and
> > quite disruptive changes to lots of the code. 5.0 was clearly labeled as a
> > 'new technology' and 'developer preview' release (and was a .0 release to
> > boot), with many caveats in the documentation about its use in production
> > environments.
> >
> > By and large it seems much of our userbase ignored these statements,
> > installed 5.0, and then felt betrayed when it didn't meet their
> > expectations. We still see fall out from this on some of our mailing lists,
> > and it seems as though it led some of our userbase to migrate to a different OS.
>
> This is a pretty legitimate fear. Perhaps we should call it a
> "broken" release instead of an "alpha" or something along those lines.

How about "experimental build"?

bye,

Erik.

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