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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Apache 1.3.31 RC Tarballs available
Date Sat, 08 May 2004 01:40:00 GMT
The trouble is that we need to perform *some* sort of quality
control out there... The option is as soon as we have a tarball
out, it's "immediately" released, in which case why even bother
with a test or RC candidate. We need to, IMO, impose some
sort of order and process on how we release s/w, and the simple
fact that we have RC tarballs out there doesn't cut it.

It's certainly a problem that we've had for some time, especially
when you consider the times when releases are really security
related... I would hate having some sort of "private" release
mailing list where we can really test RC tarballs in a
semi secure environment before they are released in general,
but I can't see us simply saying our release procedure is
we throw a tarball out there and 2-3 days after we do that
we "Announce" it :)

Aaron Bannert wrote:
> Why is it bad if people download the RC version and
> test it? Frankly, I really don't mind if slashdot or anyone
> else broadcasts that we have an RC tarball available.
> If anything it's a good thing. We don't make any guarantees
> about our code anyway, so whether or not we call it a GA
> release is just a courtesy to our users. Sheesh, this just
> seems like we're turning down would-be beta-testers!
> Please put the tarballs back up, and please ignore the press.
> -aaron
> On May 7, 2004, at 12:28 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > I have made the tarballs unavailable from the below URL. People
> > should contact me directly to obtain the correct URL...
> >
> > Sander Temme wrote:
> >>
> >> On May 7, 2004, at 8:15 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> >>
> >>> Via:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I'd like to announce and release the 11th.
> >>
> >> Except Slashdot beat you to the punch: <>.

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|]
      "A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order
             will lose both and deserve neither" - T.Jefferson

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