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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: A proposal
Date Mon, 01 Jul 1996 19:23:38 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 1 Jul 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > I can't believe I'm wasting my time on this. But I suppose that if I don't I
> > will ultimately waste more time reading about it.
> 
> Did you read the messages on the list from over the weekend?  I have had a
> process going on here...

I'm afraid you've lost me there.

> 
> > So, can we stop debating and vote on the following separate issues. That is,
> > one vote for each issue, please. Deadline is Wed, July 3rd, 17:00 GMT.
> > 
> > 1. We will branch the CVS tree into 1.1 and 1.2 branches forthwith.
> 
> Let's put 1.1 on the street before distracting ourselves, okay?

Well, no, not OK, but if I don't get 3 +1s I'll have to live with it ;-)

> 
> > 2. We will remove Brian's "giant" patches from 1.1.
> 
> I just did that.
> 
> > 3. We will have a 1.1b5 public beta.
> 
> I'll be building this this afternoon.  The changes that have been made are
> all very minor, ones I think we all have confidence in, and a public beta
> will delay the release *again*.  Face it - we will never have a bug-free
> server.  We will have a 1.1.1 - that can not be avoided.  We can mitigate
> it by posting bugfix patches publicly rather than always rolling them into
> "the next release", perhaps, but there will be bug reports on 1.1 final
> (even if we sat on it for 6 months and added no functionality at all).  
> 
> We're on track for a Wednesday morning announcement of 1.1 final.  If we
> don't have binaries for every platform there on Wednesday morning, but
> they trickle in over the next few days, that's fine with me too.  

See my response to Alexei.

> 
> > 4. We will revert to my scheme for determining the style guide (with additions
> > raised recently).
> 
> This has *nothing* to do with the 1.1 release - at least, I hope you're
> not proposing we clean up the source code before 1.1 final (as tempting as
> an idea that sounds), particularly since from the last 12 hours of
> conversation it does not appear that we have consensus.

Did I say it had anything to do with 1.1? See the important word "separate"
above.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> 	Brian
> 
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