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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Testing
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:48:06 GMT
Dyre.Tjeldvoll@Sun.COM wrote:
> Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> writes:
>
>   
>> 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.
>>>       
>> There's nothing to stop a beta-release being produced (ie. voted on &
>> released as a beta). It's just that no release manager has ever done
>> that in Derby.
>>     
>
>   
torque does this, but the entire release process (vetting and voting) is 
followed.

> Isn't there something called lazy consensus? Would that not be good
> enough for a beta...? 
>
>   
Lazy consensus never applies to a release (whether beta or not).

 -jean


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