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From Damien Katz <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ready for 0.10 Release?
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:26:13 GMT

On Aug 17, 2009, at 2:39 PM, Noah Slater wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 02:30:26PM -0700, Chris Anderson wrote:
>> btw I'd be +1 on putting the windows stuff in 0.10.x, we won't know
>> until we try it how well it works. We can say Windows support is
>> alpha.
>
> I'm quite prepared for someone to make a really good argument that  
> convinces me
> otherwise, but for now, I don't think this is how our releases  
> should work. A
> release is not our way of saying to the wider community "here's all  
> the new
> untested shit for you to break your system with" no matter how many  
> alpha, beta,
> or similar Greek letters we shove in the NEWS file, which, and lets  
> face it, no
> one bothers to read anyway. Subversion HEAD is the proper place to  
> let things
> simmer and get fixed as bug reports come in. A release is our way of  
> packaging
> up all the reasonably mature stuff and saying "here's some probably  
> stable
> features for you to start using."

Then lets do the branch so we can start letting it simmer. Otherwise,  
the only way we can do a release is to have no new features checked  
into trunk for X weeks or months until we are sure everything else  
stable, which is unworkable.

-Damien

>
> Best,
>
> -- 
> Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater



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