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Re: Warning on unreleased versions.

From: Mark Hancock
Subject: Re: Warning on unreleased versions.
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:12 -0500

I still think a lot of this can be avoided through better and clearer messaging when downloading the software, but it is also a good idea to have a message like this in the output, one time.

The suggested text had a few grammatical errors, though, so here are some fixes:

    This is a development version of PSPP. Please be aware of the
    likely possibility that it will contain more bugs than a PSPP release.
    If you encounter bugs, please consider reporting them to the PSPP
    developers at address@hidden, to enable them to be fixed.

I would also recommend replacing "please consider reporting them to..." with "please report them to..."


On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Alan Mead <address@hidden> wrote:
On 2/29/2016 10:01 AM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> I don't see why the regression tests would break. For one thing, we
> don't have regression tests for the GUI, which seems to be mostly what
> we're talking about. Second, it would not be hard to disable this
> message for the regression tests (e.g. with --testing-mode) or filter
> it out for the tests.

Good!  I think the standard GNU paragraph should be printed above it:

PSPP is free software and you are welcome to distribute copies of it
under certain
conditions; refer to "Help > About > License" to see the conditions.
There is
ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for PSPP; refer to "Help > About > License" for
GNU pspp 0.8.5 (Fri Feb 26 17:51:26 UTC 2016).



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