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Subject: Re: 3.0 release announcement

Re: 3.0 release announcement

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 13:05:21 +0200 (CEST)

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 -- --
Received on 2006-05-15

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