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Re: Periodical releases

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: Re: Periodical releases
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:34:25 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.92 (darwin)

on Mon Jan 02 2012, "Drew Adams" <drew.adams-AT-oracle.com> wrote:

>> Don't wait until "perfection" and release trunk more often
>> with bug releases if needed. 
> No, no, no, please.  Just the opposite.
> Bake Emacs _more_ fully before releasing it.
> Get it right.  Document it well.  Mention all user-visible changes in
> NEWS.  Fix outstanding bugs.
> Richard had exactly the right approach to releasing Emacs, IMO.  He
> was attacked by some because they felt the release cycle was too
> short.  I, for one, appreciated his thoroughness and insistence on
> high quality.

Is it not possible to have thorougness and high quality with more
frequent releases of smaller scope?  Maybe the problem (if there is one)
is that trunk is allowed to drift too far from a releasable state.  I'm
just saying.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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