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Re: 1.6.0 release update.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: 1.6.0 release update.
Date: 03 May 2001 20:45:49 -0500
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thi <address@hidden> writes:

>    To me the key question is "Would a release now be a significant
>    improvement over the last release (i.e. 1.4)?", and IMO the answer is
>    a clear and resounding YES.  So I think we should go ahead.
> this is YES for you because you know guile innards.  but it's NO for me
> because i am only still in the process of learning about such things.
> also, as a guile user, documentation lack is a big turn off (probably
> most guile users would agree).

Actually, unless I'm mistaken, I tend to think it's pretty much a yes
for everyone.  The question is, is the documentation better than what
people are having to use right now, i.e. the 1.4 documentation.  I'd
venture to say that the current documentation, though still
incomplete, is probably a fairly substantial improvement over 1.4.
Further, even average users will note the inclusion of a bunch of
SRFIs, and the mainstreaming of goops, which I think will benefit

So while I agree that better is always better, I still feel that the
current codebase is probably a substantial improvement over 1.4 for
*everyone*, experienced programmers, and new users alike.

> ok, i'll stop whining now and just request the doc task list be
> posted or checked in so that i can see what i can do to help in that
> area before It's Too Late... ;->

I wouldn't worry too much, though I'm planning to push forward
steadily, that still means a reasonable amount of time -- see my
response to your other message.

Rob Browning <address@hidden> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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