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Re: Ready for RC1

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 07:31:44 -0500

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 10:38 PM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
> > I'd like to begin the discussion on when we will be ready for RC1. I
> > think we should do it soon. There are no specific fixes/features that
> > anyone is working for in 1.5, we are basically just waiting for users
> > to find and report bugs. If we release an RC1 we will get more users
> > using it and we can get more feedback which gets us to GA. This
> > alpha/beta process would be fine if we knew we had specific work left
> > to do, but I do not see where that is the case.
> I want to be sure we feel comfortable releasing something as 1.5.0
> before we start calling it a release candidate. That should be the
> litmus test. If the code currently in 1.5.x troubles people, we should
> call it a beta.

Well, my point was that if the code in 1.5.x troubles people we need
to get those troubles listed and out in the open so that we can
address them, otherwise we will never release. I think the best way
to feel comfortable is to have our users use the software and give us
feedback, and the best way to make that happen is to get to RC1.

> [On a philosophical note, I don't see myself as the guy who dictates
> /when/ we release, so much as the guy who pushes the button to get the
> release process rolling when we do decide to do a release (alpha, beta,
> rc, whatever). I prefer the "when" question be answered by the
> community. I try not to appear too dictatorial in declaring goals for
> rolling releases; I'm just helping give people a target to shoot toward
> for backports.]

I think you are doing great, I do not think anyone thinks you have
been heavy-handed.

Mark Phippard
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