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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: 1.3a1
Date Tue, 15 Jul 1997 12:56:51 GMT
> > The question is whether we want to do this for 1.3a1. In other words, do
> > we want to make this release of Apache available for all Windows users,
> > or just those with compilers? The rationale for the latter would be to
> > cut down the testers to those who presumably know what they're doing and
> > would report bugs in a realistic fashion. It would, however, cut down
> > substantially on the amount of people who might try out the package.
> > 
> > Any thoughts?
> One thing we might need to establish is how many people within the group
> here, have actually compiled and tried the Win32 version.  Ben, Alexei,
> Ambarish (obviously) and myself are the only ones I know of.  I think that
> if within this group we can only pull together 4 people to test the source
> version, we are going to have a really tough time getting a lot of outside
> testers.  And if we do release a source version, I have a feeling that
> within hours there will be all sorts of binary versions floating about
> anyway.  We may as well keep some control over how the thing is compiled
> and release a binary version so we have some hope of determining whether a
> reported problem is a genuine bug or somebody who didn't know how to use
> their compiler.
> -Rasmus

Valid points being raised on this topic....

Only those who have run it have a feel for how stable it is. If it 
seems relatively stable, then I would say release it with a binary 
included. If it is not very stable, then I think we would be 
setting ourselves up for a bad press day.

My .02

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