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Re: Beta or RC by Wednesday evening

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:12:47 -0400

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> "Mark Phippard" <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:

> > Finally, your first point was just about how we generally feel. All I
> > can say is that I do not see how we are ever going to feel better
> > other than proceeding towards release. If we just keep idling you are
> > not going to wake up one morning and just decide you feel like we are
> > ready. I do not think we would be running it for our own repository
> > if we did not feel comfortable that it represented an improvement over
> > 1.4.6.
> Agreed. But we do need to manage expectations, provide good docs, and
> check over those XFails. I can look at the Xfails after finishing the
> release notes, but it'd be great if someone could do it sooner...
> Anyway: let's have a beta out there while the above is going on!

My only objection to a Beta is if it is going to lead to some
conversation a week from now that says we cannot do an RC because we
just issued a Beta and we need to give it some time, and not create
tester fatigue etc. If that is the case, then let's just do what
needs to be done for RC. I do not want to wait another 3+ weeks for
an RC when I think we are essentially ready now, or could be shortly.

This always gets discounted, not sure why, but if we issue a beta it
also means we are going to be eating up our own resources putting it
out there instead of finalizing on the RC. We have the time it takes
to gather signatures and the process of updating tigris with all of
the release information. These things add up.

Mark Phippard
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Received on 2008-03-12 19:13:00 CET

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