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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: interim release strategy
Date Sat, 03 Feb 2001 14:42:39 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> You are right, but need to back up one causal link.  The reason people
> feel a need to rush things in is because we only build a release once
> in a blue moon.  If the builds were done on a regular, frequent basis
> then people will add their changes when they are prepared to properly
> code and test those changes, and will be suitably abused if they break
> the build without warning the list.  Under normal circumstances, our
> CVS tree should always be buildable [the difficult part of this is the
> win32 build, which gets broken far too frequently due to the proprietary
> make files -- we'll need to fix that eventually].

No argument there, except that open the potential to us creating
"schedules" that have to be "met" which, being open source,
troubles my soul :) But even so, I agree that something
similar to how FreeBSD does it would be welcome. :)

> Yes, which is why the main change is social, not technical -- we have
> to stop treating every build version as if it were a release version.
> We simply cannot know that until after the build is tested.

+1 ! :)

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
          "Casanova will have many weapons; To beat him you will
              have to have more than forks and flatulence."

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