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Re: 21.2.90 pretest, 21.3, 21.4...

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: 21.2.90 pretest, 21.3, 21.4...
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 15:49:57 +0100

On Wed, 6 Nov 2002 16:25:04 +0200 (IST), Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> The reason for the branch was that many developers are interested in 
> development much more than they are interested in pretest and other 
> mundane tasks which are important for fast releases after the freeze.  
> The branch was supposed to give those people an opportunity to check in 
> changes even as the pretest was under way.

Sure. But perhaps we should *always* have a pretest active. We are
pretesting 21.3 and developing 21.4. As soon as 21.3 is released, the
very same day, we branch for 21.4 with feature-freeze. Then each people
can decide if they want to help in getting out a "features" version or
continue hackin' new features (or both). And the day 21.4 is announced
we branch for 21.5, etc.

> Emacs 21.1 was stable for me more than a year before it was released.  
> The pretest phase found problems none of the developers ever saw.

Sure. Still, that's unavoidable, so the more time it takes releasing a
pretest, the more it'll be delayed the definitive release.


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