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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Beta Announcement and encouraging user testing
Date Wed, 09 Aug 2006 22:29:57 GMT
Hi David,

I think there's a significant delta between the last snapshot and the 
beta I plan to cut imminently. I would recommend that people wait for 
the beta.


David Van Couvering wrote:

> I was going to blog about this, but I realized I didn't know if 10.2 
> was officially beta or not.  I guess that happens after we branch and 
> Rick flips the beta bit?
> If I were to blog about getting 10.2 tested today (before we're 
> officially beta), what do I say?  Should they get the latest snapshot? 
> Should they pull a nightly build?  Should I tell them beta is coming 
> out next week?  Should I wait for the first beta snapshot?
> Thanks,
> David
> Kathey Marsden wrote:
>> Dear Development Community,
>> I find myself very concerned about the small amount of feedback we 
>> have gotten so far from the user community on 10.2. We have heard no 
>> feedback really positive or negative on the major new features, like 
>> grant/revoke, SUR,  online-backup and JDBC 4.0.   We've gotten a few 
>> bites for existing application testing for the 
>> RegressionSearchAndDestroy contest [1]  and we have gotten a couple 
>> of regressions filed from users trying 10.2, but after a year of 
>> development  I just don't have the feeling users are really out there 
>> pounding on it like they need to with such an incredibly concentrated 
>> beta period.
>> How can we make a big splash with the Beta Announcement and follow-up 
>> to get users pounding on 10.2 to make sure this is a quality release? 
>> I am interested in ideas from the community.
>> Kathey
>> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/RegressionSearchAndDestroy

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