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Re: Are we approaching a beta release?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 00:01:54 -0500

"Mark Phippard" <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:
> Likewise, while this is a big release and might need a longer soak
> period than other releases, it has also received an unprecedented
> amount of community attention throughout the process. I think there
> is a lot of reason to think the bulk of the features have had someone
> try to use them, and the overall process has undergone a lot of
> vetting by the community.
> I'd rather see us push ourselves and decide to take extra time for a
> reason, than build in a bunch of extra time and then still take even
> more time later.
> In the end this is all semantics. We can go from an alpha1 to an RC1
> if that is where the software is, and we can go from an alpha1 to an
> alpha2 if needed. I just want to keep the process moving as best we
> can.

I understand what you're getting at, but it's egg on our face
(translation: more wariness on the part of early adopters) if
something called "rc1" turns out to have a big bug. Better to call it
"alpha", let it out there for a week or two, and then when there are
no monsters, go to "beta" and then "rc1".

I don't think the total amount of time will change, though, and agree
we should move the process along as fast as we can.

I guess I'm just repeating what Justin said.

(I'll follow up to Hyrum's mail now.)


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