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Re: Anybody fancy another beta? (Or: "when's the first RC?")

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:56:20 -0400

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 4:48 PM, Hyrum K Wright

> All,
> 1.7.0-beta2 is out in the wild, and folks are testing it. I know
> we're still fixing bug and STATUS is still a bit active, but how do
> folks feel about starting the release candidate train? Or, if you're
> uncomfortable with that now, what are your criteria for doing so?

I have been using 1.7 exclusively now on all systems. I am using it from
Subclipse, command line and TortoiseSVN. I am very happy with it from my
own usage and I would be +1 on a RC.

I have not been following all of the items that have gone through STATUS. I
know there have been a LOT of nice bugs and fixes caught and there will
likely be more. But I do not recall any of the type that we would have had
to overly rush to get a 1.7.1 out if they had made into a release.

I personally think that Neon should be our default for 1.7 and would like to
see us make that change. However, given that just about everyone that
produces binaries for download seems likely to patch the code so that Neon
is the default anyway, it is not something I am going to fight for. It
might even give us the best of both worlds. Most users will still be using
Neon but given that Serf is the default in the source code there will still
be a lot more users using it and filing bugs.

> Reminder: small fixes can still go into the release branch after the
> first release candidate, and be included in the final release. Only
> critical (read: blocking) issues will restart the soak.


Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-07-26 22:56:54 CEST

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