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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Releasing 1.3.7
Date Sat, 05 Jun 1999 02:23:52 GMT
When I asked the fellow who works beside me regarding skipped numbers, he
said:  "when I see that I get the feeling you guys just saved me some time
by doing some rigorous last minute testing and finding a bug before I
did".  i.e. definately not the image of idiots. 


On 4 Jun 1999, Ben Hyde wrote:

> I liked skipping the numbers, gives the story a little personality.
> I'm not embaressed about skipping numbers.  Being forced into skipping
> a number is painful procedurally only because we have to redo a mess
> of work and pull the testing fire alarm again.
> I've no problem with having the log say "27.7.3 wasn't released.  It
> blew up on the loading dock." gives a human quality to the change log
> that is sorely lacking in most comercial product change logs.
> I will refrain from saying more about this since my affection
> for the current practice is entirely based on how I like the
> color it gives to the narative and nothing more.
> Party on.
>  - ben
> "...fetid atmosphere of IT execs scurrying around carrying out the
> urgent business of the 'information age.'"

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