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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseSVN 1.2.2 released

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 10:17:47 CEST

On 9/1/05, Roel Harbers <roel@roelharbers.com> wrote:

> Yes, and every night it's a different one, and frequently there are
> minor issues with them (that why they're nightlies, and not releases)
>
> Is there any reason to believe this night's build is more stable than
> the others?

Yes. About a week before a release, I stop committing 'big' changes
which I know are likely to have bugs. So you can expect only *very*
minor changes and of course bugfixes in the last week before a
release.

> I just hate it when I update everyone's installation here, only to have
> to do it again the next week, because of some easily noticed minor issue
> that happens to be important to us.

There's never a guarantee for that. Even if we would make three RC
releases, the program will still have bugs. Hell, even Subversion had
a very nasty one where 'svn st -u' (a very basic and I guess the most
often used command) didn't work against 1.1.x servers anymore - and it
wen't unnoticed even though they have a very thorough review process.
And exactly how big was the XP SP1? (SP2 doesn't really count because
there were many enhancements in there, not just bugfixes).

So you see, RC's are only there to calm down certain people - they
won't help make a program more stable.

Or we could go the same way as other more famous programs and just add
a 'beta' to every release and keep it that way ;)

Stefan

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