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Re: What holds the release (was: mouse-1-click-follows-link)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: What holds the release (was: mouse-1-click-follows-link)
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 05:35:04 +0200

> Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:54:35 +0200
> From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> I, for one, would much prefer yearly releases of medium-high
> quality than fourth-year releases of insuperable quality.

I'd prefer yearly releases of insuperable quality ;-)


It does.

> Last time we discusses that I brought the example of Subversion (and
> was said it was a much smaller project :). I know. But they do
> something which I find quite interesting: they plan a release, and
> they try hard to stick to the date, even if they *know* it won't be
> perfect. They're not afraid of getting 1.2.0 out even if they know
> about non-critical bugs; 1.2.1 will follow in a few weeks. I think
> this generates good karma.

I think it's plain foolish to release a version that is known to be
flawed.  It hurts users and it wastes valuable resources that are at a
premium on preparing tarballs that would need to be replaced shortly.

But that's me.

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