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Subject: Re: 3.0 release announcement

Re: 3.0 release announcement

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-15

I'm gonna have to agree with Daniel. If you don't have a final deadline,
then people start thinking "Ah, it'll be released when it's done" and you
lose the focus entirely. What we should do, in my opinion, is release 3.0,
then ask developers to focus on bugfixes. Not a feature-freeze, but a
preference to bufixes over new features for a while, with the intent to
release a 3.0.1 release if stability can be greatly improved.

And of course, that's just my personal opinion on it. :)

On 5/15/06, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@rockbox.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 15 May 2006, Paul van der Heu wrote:
>
> > I would think releasing a solid v3 is more important then making the
> > deadline. It's not like there's a company thet needs to run or pay it's
> > bills. So please fix whatever needs fixing before release!
>
> I disagree with this.
>
> I think lots of developers and users are waiting for the freeze to be
> lifted.
> We don't actually gain anything by simply extending a freeze during which
> the
> necessary fixes aren't made, and if 3 or 4 weeks is not enough, who says
> waiting 8 weeks is enough? Or 16? What do we do then? Feature freeze
> eternally
> until we have no known bugs left?
>
> No, I think the freeze is only sensible to have during a certain time and
> if
> things haven't been done by then they simply will be left as-is for the
> release, to be fixed afterwards. We did the best we could, and it's not
> like
> bug fixes won't happen even after 3.0. Most of the current users are so
> used
> to regular updating so they are likely to continue do their regular
> updating
> even when 3.0 has been shipped.
>
> Yes, it will be a bit boring to ship 3.0 with a list of known bugs, some
> of
> which are bound to be rather annoying, but that's still the way I favour
> if we
> don't manage to get them smoothened out in time.
>
> Possibly we could make a follow-up 3.0.1 release further on if any serious
> bugs are fixed after 3.0 but before 3.1 hits the road.
>
> And all these are my personal opinions of course.
>
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- http://www.rockbox.org/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
>
Received on Mon May 15 13:13:34 2006


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