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From Noel Butler <>
Subject Re: [proposed] 2.4 Maintenance SIG
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:52:00 GMT
On 20/01/2017 05:54, William A Rowe Jr wrote:

> posts, I don't think you will find a single post where I suggested
> that there is an issue with the frequency of releases, but please
> feel free.

I believe that was me :) 

> You've put restated the argument again this month that if we
> don't enhance and add features, we will lose user share to
> another web server.

Frequent releases set off alarms in system admins minds, frequent
releases give the view of unstable/unreliable software, and that is the
largest cause of movement to an alternative. 

I've stated my thoughts many times over the years... 

x.major for new features 

x.major.minor for bug fixes 

trunk snapshots for the x.major "new stuff" as a use at your own risk 

public release candidates advertised and made available for x.x.minor
"bug fixes" before any vote - this allows bug reporter to test further,
and time to see if the fix has introduced other problems before going
mainstream, but should exclude very critical security hole plugging,
which should go straight to release vote. 

Kind Regard, 

Noel Butler 

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