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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Idea for release...
Date Mon, 07 Aug 1995 17:53:32 GMT
On Mon, 7 Aug 1995, Robert S. Thau wrote:
>    In the interests of driving this boat into its harbor, I moved 
>    0.8.8 (installed on both organic and hyperreal, 0.8.4 on and made 
>    changes to the live pages, taking into account the discussion about the 
>    pages earlier this week.  I haven't had time to do complete 
>    documentation, but the CHANGES file is HTML'ized and the API spec online 
>    as well.  I also economized the layout of the front page.  
> Thank you.  However, I think that making 0.8.8 the "current" release
> may be a bit premature --- while what we've been going through the
> last few weeks is the moral equivalent of a (badly run) beta test, I
> don't think that beta is yet complete.  So, I'd prefer to have 0.8.8
> designated as a "beta" release, with people still pointed to 0.6.5 if
> they want stable software (there aren't even any pointers to it on the
> page).

Did you read the text I put at the top of the home page?  I think I made 
those points clear.  I'll add the word BETA a few more times though...

>    I think we're ready to make the announcement, barring any objection from 
>    people who think we need more time to work on the documentation pages on 
>    the web site.  I nominate Rob Thau to make the announcements to the 
>    mailing lists and Rob Hartill to post to USENET.
> Look, it's still a BETA --- the docs don't have to be perfect.

Agreed :)

> Re:  announcements --- having two people make two different
> announcements seems like unnecessary work.  I'm happy to do it; I'm
> happy to have Rob do it, but if either one of us writes one, the added
> effort to send it out into the other forum is just about zero...
> I nominate Rob H. ;-).

I didn't think there'd be two separately written announcements, just 
thought it would be good to split up the work and fame :)


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