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Subject: Re: Changing build/release terminology

Re: Changing build/release terminology

From: Michael Carr <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:05:57 -0400

On 3/28/2012 9:16 AM, Torne Wuff wrote:
> On 28 March 2012 12:21, Jonathan Gordon<> wrote:
>> Sounds good to me. Not sure if I like "stable release" though, what
>> are other projects using? perhaps "official release"?
> official release makes it sound like the other builds are not
> official, which is the wrong distinction i'm trying to avoid. My
> experience reading the forums/irc/lists is that nontechnical people do
> not make the connection between "release" and "thing we specifically
> released as a specific thing, as opposed to an autobuild", and thus a
> term that relies on "release" meaning something to people is not
> ideal. Any build we offer for download looks like a release to them :)
I thought of "polished release", but that sounds a bit silly. :) What
about something like "LTS (long-term-service) build"?

Received on 2012-03-28

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