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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject RE: How close 'till release?
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:54:53 GMT


On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Wills, Mike N. (TC) wrote:

> Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 11:47:21 -0500
> From: "Wills, Mike N. (TC)" <MNWills@taylorcorp.com>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: 'Tomcat Users List' <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: RE: How close 'till release?
>
> I do know what you mean here. I know that is probably the case. But some
> people here think that beta is just that, a beta. Where, from what I have
> seen, beta in open source world is more like a release.
>

I'd say that's a pretty accurate generalization.  I've also found Apache
developers (at least) to be fairly conservative about claims of release
quality, but of course that varies by package because the developer
communities are different for each.

Craig


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig R. McClanahan
> > I won't install 4.1 on our production
> > system until it has gone to release.
> >
>
> I know lots of IT folks who follow this policy, but I have to smile when
> people say it.  Given the above release policy, think about what you'd be
> doing if 4.1.9 had been voted as "release" quality instead of "beta"
> quality.  You'd have installed it, right?  And it would have been
> *exactly* the same code ...
>
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