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Subject: Re: rolling stable builds

Re: rolling stable builds

From: Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:59:40 +0200

  On 19.10.2010 10:49, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> On 19 October 2010 19:32, Thomas Martitz
> <thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:
>> I think we should work a lot more with RC builds to let users test on
>> targets for which we don't currently have a maintainer around. If an RC
>> build is untested then it's likely that only very few (if any) will use the
>> release on those targets anyway.
> The impression I keep getting from RC builds (for releases and
> generally asking the userbase to try builds) has been a waste of time.
> Has a bug ever been brought to our attention from an RC build?

I think we had only one release where we actually used* RC builds. And
yes, IIRC there was a relatively high participation.

*With using I mean actively advertising them, not only loading them up
somewhere in the hope the users find them. And having release notes up
in time so the users have an idea what to look after.

Anyway, even if they don't bring immediate enlightenment. They still
mean basically free testing by a lot more people than the currently
active developers.

Best regards.
Received on 2010-10-19


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