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Re: GSoC application deadline passed

From: Vikram Vincent
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:45:21 +0530


On 18/03/2008, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net <olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net> wrote:
Also note that having both Debian releases *and* official Hurd releases,
we get more exposure... :-)

> It preserves the current status: "The Hurd doesn't do releases until
> it is mostly feature complete" while putting out news and promoting
> the work of the Debian people as well as the advances inside the Hurd.

But do we *want* to preserve that terrible state?...

Sooner or later we will *have* to release -- and the longer we wait, the
stronger the pressure to come up with something ground breaking. It
get's worse and worse. We need to break this evil circle; the sooner we
do that, the less painful it will be.

The strategy I suggest is to create a 0.3 release very soon; put up the
tarball and some release notes on the server, but never announce it
anywhere. A bit later, do that again with 0.3.1. Maybe with 0.3.2 or so
we could already announce it in a very careful manner. With 0.3.3, more
openly. And so on.

I think that this idea is pretty good.

This way, by the time most people realize that we are doing releases
(again), it will be business as usual. "Yeah, right, another development
release. We have been doing these for some time now, haven't you


Vikram Vincent
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