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From Paul Richards <>
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.

  Paul Richards. Originative Solutions Ltd.  (Netcraft Ltd. contractor)
  Elsevier Science TIS online journal project.
  Phone: 0370 462071 (Mobile), +44 (0)1865 843155

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