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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Release Often, Release Early [WAS Re: First Release, tutorial]
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:27:25 GMT
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Stuart Monteith <stukato@stoo.me.uk> wrote:

<snip>

>>>>>> I was wondering what people (esp. mentors)  thought about that.
The
>>>>>> code
>>>>>> itself would be like an alpha release.  This would hopefully encourage
>>>>>> discussion and early adoption, and possible participation.
>>>>>>
>>
>> release often, release early :-)
>>
>> i don't know the code but IMHO it's worthwhile thinking about whether
>> 'alpha' is really the best description
>>
>> for example, IMHO
>>
>> * kato-1.0-alpha implies that 1.0 is pretty much done but the code
>> hasn't had the real life testing required to be sure that the quality
>> is there. once an alpha is shipped, i would expect the code to be
>> stable, with just bug fixes until a 1.0
>> * kato-0.1 implies that kato is short of features and is not mature as
>> an API but that the code quality is reasonable as far as it goes
>> * kato-M1 implies that kato is immature and under very active
>> development but that this milestone offers an island of stability
>>
>>
>
> That last option is the most promising, I'll follow up with what I think we
> should do.

IIRC apache harmony uses milestones. might be worth taking a look at
how they do it...

- robert

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