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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseSVN 1.2.2 released

From: Roel Harbers <roel_at_roelharbers.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 11:23:19 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> 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.

Ok, that's basically a very quick release candidate cycle system, so
that should do.

BTW how many people regularly use nightlies?

>>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).

No guarantee wanted or needed, but that doesn't mean chances shouldn't
be minimized.

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

Depends on the project, but maybe you're right for TSVN.

> 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 ;)

Please don't :P
There's no way you can call TSVN beta anymore at this point.


Roel Harbers

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