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From Antoine Lévy-Lambert <anto...@antbuild.com>
Subject AW: [vote] Ant 1.6 : further release plan
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2003 16:54:14 GMT


-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Steve Loughran [mailto:steve_l@iseran.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2003 18:23
An: Ant Developers List
Betreff: Re: [vote] Ant 1.6 : further release plan



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>>>I would also like to make the 1.6 release on October 30th.
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>> +0, depends on how and which feedback we get on the second beta.

>I am probably 0 here because I am worried that we havent got that much
>feedback from the first beta yet -which either means everything is
>near-perfect or not enough people have tested it.

>Maybe if we do an RC release on oct 30 then there will be more takeup,
>as people will assume it is ready to ship.

I would rather market this as a 1.6.0 or 1.6.1 release. (I am afraid that RC
release will not get more downloads than beta). We do not expect the release
to be 100% perfect anyway.
While any regressions compared to 1.5 are aggressively corrected, we know
that there are still issues which are opened since 1.4 or 1.5 or earlier,
such as the indexing of jars having several jars in the classpath entry of
the manifest, ...


>...this is a recurrent problem in OSS software: people steer clear of
>code till the x.0 release ships, it 'releases', which means that the
>bugs get found in the x.1 update. Maybe we should factor that in and go
>straight to the 1.6.0 with a plan to 1.6.1 two months later.

It is even possible to release a 1.6.1 just 2 weeks after 1.6.0 or 1 month
after, depending on whether severe bugs are found, and whether they are
fixed.


Cheers,

Antoine


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