Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: let's do a Rockbox v2.5 release
Re: let's do a Rockbox v2.5 release
From: [IDC]Dragon <idc-dragon_at_gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 23:04:31 +0200 (MEST)
> It's like putting a stereo faceplate in a car on an assembly line and
> the dealer tell the customer that the radio won't play because they
> finished designing it yet. The code will run on an iRiver without playback
> right now. You'd have to document that it won't work.
Such a v2.5 release would be for the Archos platforms, not Iriver.
The plan was to make a "casual" release every 2 month or so. We've been on
schedule from 2.3 to 2.4, but then slowed down, no release since xmas. The
process is pretty automated, Zagor "has a button" for it.
I was suggesting it because I felt the SH codebase is settling, important
bugfixes have been made. People somehow are sticking to official release
versions, even though the daily builds are way better by now.
> It's far better to
> release a build with all features intact and bug-free, especially since
> iRiver code will be more or less untested by the community.
> If you really want to move forward on the release, I'd recommend branching
> the code by yanking the iRiver stuff and stabilizing the functional
Nobody wants to branch, it's a PITA to maintain 2 code bases.
> We also have to ask ourselves if RLOD, recording fixes, and the database
> worth the effort of freezing the code to iRiver development to get out an
> official release. I'd recommend finishing iRiver and make a huge splash
> the next release.
> It's a good milestone and should garner a lot more
That would be 3.0, after perhaps 2.6 and 2.7.
> In the future, if you have something like RLOD and recording fixes, these
> should be released as "dot-dot" builds instead of waiting a long time to
> the fixes into the public eye. Save stuff like id3 database and new
> support for the big build numbers.
v2.5 would be such a "dot-dot" build. It would include the ID database, just
because we have it in, unnecessary work to hold it back.
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