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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: GA
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:00:29 GMT
On 3/17/2011 3:40 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> On 3/17/2011 1:31 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>
>> My plan is to have another beta the end of March, another
>> in April and GA in May (at the latest)...
> 
> Well, if we presume that people will invent and collaborate to refine
> some "cool stuff" at Wicklow, it isn't unreasonable to guess that such
> a tarball would still be beta and need several weeks of a "large group"
> of final testers and some bug fixes to be realistically be "the best
> available version" and more robust than 2.2.17 in June.  I will vote
> against declaring 'ga' any taraball which can't meet that self-described
> label that we've  assign to every general release for over a dozen years :)

Which was to say, if there are no changes in May that could reasonably be
expected to cause a regression, then the May candidate might be suited
to be GA, but might be better described as /final beta/.  We would have
the best sense of this during the Wicklow hackathon/weekend.


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