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From "Peter T. Abplanalp" <...@psaconsultants.com>
Subject Re: How close 'till release?
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2002 17:03:51 GMT
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> 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 ...

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 11:47:21AM -0500, Wills, Mike N. (TC) wrote:
> 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 believe what he is saying is that 4.1.9, for example might go a
couple months or more without being called stable so nobody uses it.
the moment it is called stable everyone goes and downloads it for use
eventhough the code has not changed for 2 months.

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Peter Abplanalp

Email:   pta@psaconsultants.com
PGP:     pgp.mit.edu
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