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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: [Studio] Discussion about the release model
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:00:51 GMT
Stefan Seelmann wrote:
> Hi Users and Dev,
Hi Stefan,
> <snip/>
> In the last vote about the final 1.3.0 release we discussed whether we
> could just declare the 1.3.0-RC2 packages as 1.3.0 or if we need to
> create new packages (with no code change, just new labels).
> I think we could avoid such discussions if we switch back to the old
> release model: Once we have enough new features we relaese a new x.y.0
> version, Then if a major bug is reported we release a x.y.1 and x.y.2,
> but only if necessary.
Seems enough to me. Studio team has proved that they were able to 
release fast.
> Pierre-Arnaud and I collected some arguments, please feel free to add
> you own.
> Pro RCs:
> - helps to not release a really buggy final version
> - better suits to common Open Source release model
> Contra RCs:
> - has less impact on the audience
> - increases the number of release (which is time consuming)
> - the feedback we've had from the RCs is very low, we've not received a
> lot of jiras
> - increases the number of uploads, downloads and space required on
> apache and mirror servers and on the maven repository
Add the fact that with -RC tags, you can't keep the alphabetic order in 
updates, which is painfull (ie, 1.0 will appears to be older than 
1.0-RC3, for instance)

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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