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Subject: Re: Changing build/release terminology

Re: Changing build/release terminology

From: Alex Parker <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:19:49 +0100

On 28/03/12 10:49, Torne Wuff wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I would like to propose that we change our terminology used to
> describe the builds and releases, on the website and in Rockbox
> Utility. Currently we talk about "release" and "current build" a lot,
> and this confuses users over and over who don't understand the
> distinction, and I am inclined to agree with people who think this is
> confusing.
> I propose that we do our best to switch to the following terminology
> consistently in our written materials:
> 1) "Stable release": e.g. stable release 3.10.
> 2) "Development build": e.g. development build abc123g.
> 3) "Archived development build": the daily snapshots Rockbox Utility
> can install.
> I think this would make the distinction much clearer, and it would
> also help to make it clear that the daily snapshots are not something
> most people should install (currently people often believe they are
> somehow more stable/reliable than the current builds, which is not the
> case).
> Please, reply with your thoughts. I'm not set on these particular
> terms, it's just an initial proposal.
> Thanks,

Sounds very sensible to me, the suggested names are good too.

Received on 2012-03-28

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