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From Shai Erera <>
Subject Re: ideas for alphas/betas?
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 06:42:59 GMT
I agree.

Maybe we should also tag issues as 4.0-alpha, 4.0-beta in JIRA? For
4.0-alpha we'll tag all the issues that are expected to change the index
format, and 4.0-beta all the issues that require API changes?


On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 5:20 AM, Robert Muir <> wrote:

> Just thinking ahead a bit: since 4.0 will really be a pretty big
> release, we have mentioned on the list a few times the ideas of
> alphas/betas.
> I like the idea of trying to iterate towards a release here, as I
> think there will be numerous packaging and documentation issues,
> forget about
> any real bugs or API problems.
> I was thinking that in order to actually get people to use and test
> these things, we should try to make them more than just nightly
> builds.
> Here are some quick ideas:
> Alpha:
>  We won't change the index format unless necessary to fix a bug
> Beta:
>  We won't change public apis or configuration files unless necessary
> to fix a bug
> Any opinions?
> We could always add more caveats if needed, but the less the better.
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