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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Testing
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:41:56 GMT
Kathey Marsden wrote:
> Bryan Pendleton wrote:
>>
>>   During the process of developing software and preparing a release,
>>   various packages are made available to the developer community for
>>   testing purposes. Do not include any links on the project website that
>>   might encourage non-developers to download and use nightly builds,
>>   snapshots, release candidates, or any other similar package. The only
>>   people who are supposed to know about such packages are the people
>>   following the dev list (or searching its archives) and thus aware
>>   of the conditions placed on the package. 
> Seems downright anti-open source to me.   Users can be made aware of 
> the conditions and can be a valuable resource in vetting a release 
> candidate or beta. But I guess  I shouldn't get started. It;s not my 
> decision to make.
>
> Kathey
>
>
I agree: by discouraging broader testing of our release candidates, this 
policy reduces the quality of Apache releases.

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