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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject releasing 1.2
Date Mon, 17 Feb 1997 03:52:09 GMT
On Sun, 16 Feb 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:
> What I'd suggest is we make b7 this week, release it and if it looks
> okay after 2 weeks, rename it to 1.2. If anything breaks, roll b8
> a week later and repeat.

There is a mathematically finite possibility that there will never be a
two-week period from this point forward where things look "OK", where no
patches will be submitted, where no bugs will be reported.  

Some software is constantly being revised or upgraded - witness emacs.  So long
as these frequent upgrades aren't designed to fix fatal problems (e.g.
sendmail) there's really not much problem.

I guess I'm saying I'm comfortable with the idea of releasing a 1.2 that
doesn't fix every known bug, and with releasing 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, etc. on a
semi-regular basis, as we improve the code base.  



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