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Re: 1.7.0-beta1 up for testing / signing

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 06:14:27 -0400

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 06:04, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 05:20:25AM -0400, Greg Stein wrote:
>> There have been quite a few changes merged into the 1.7.x branch. How
>> about nuking this tarball, and rolling a new one? We *know* this
>> tarball isn't what we'd like to deliver to users, so why should we
>> bother posting it?
>
> The point of pre-releases is to find regressions we don't know about.
> These could lurk in beta1 just as well as current 1.7.x.
>
> Stuff we have merged into 1.7.x can be listed as known problems
> for beta1 which will be fixed in beta2.

Sure, but we haven't even released beta1 yet. I'm saying that we nuke
it as "already not what we want to deliver".

At the "beta" point, it seems that we'd really like to be much closer
to reality. Alphas are pretty throw-away, but betas... we want to be
close. And we already know that this unreleased beta1 doesn't match
what we want to release.

Cheers,
-g
Received on 2011-07-17 12:15:10 CEST

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