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From Dyre.Tjeldv...@Sun.COM
Subject Re: Testing
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:32:30 GMT
Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hillegas@Sun.COM> 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.
>> Kathey
> I agree: by discouraging broader testing of our release candidates,
> this policy reduces the quality of Apache releases.

I tend to agree. Only publishing betas on derby-dev seems like it
would exclude many would-be beta testers. 


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