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From Paul Richards <p.richa...@elsevier.co.uk>
Subject Re: Apache1.1b1
Date Tue, 23 Apr 1996 13:59:30 GMT
In reply to Mark J Cox who said
> 
> > Either 1.1b1 is a beta release or it isn't.  A beta release means it's now
> > in bug fix mode. No new features period.
> > Is 1.1b1 a beta release or is it just a public snapshot?
> 
> In which case 1.1b1 was just a public snapshot of our 1.1 development. 
> 1.1b2 would have been the next public snapshot.  This is similar to how
> Netscape and others do their beta releases; fix the bugs from the previous
> release but add new features in too until it is stable enough.  

That's a good recipe for a bad product. 

Just because Netscape stick out products still in development and call
them beta releases doesn't mean we should follow their bad example.

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