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Re: Stable releases

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Stable releases
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 09:55:33 +0100
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> Well we have always had a strict stable policy until very recently, so
> there should already be evidence one way or the other.  I don't have
> any numbers, but I am pretty sure (anecdotally) that we have had most
> users sticking to the stable releases, and a smaller number going
> unstable by using either CVS or the nightly snapshots.

Good point.

> If your main concern is getting new stuff out to the users who want to
> experiment with it, I would have thought that making unstable releases
> would meet that concern.  Does it?  As I asked before: is there some
> way that we can specify when or how we would make an unstable release,
> that would give you enough confidence about new stuff being made
> available?

Well, I think you're right, this should work well.  But we should
probably produce more unstable releases than for the 1.7 series.  :-)

As for the criteria for making an unstable release, I don't know.  I
guess the main criterion would be convenience.


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