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SubjectRe: Release Policy [was: Linux 2.4.16 ]
At 12:22 PM 11/26/01, Chris Meadors wrote:

>Aren't all the -pre's pre-finals? And what if there is a big bug found in
>the -final, it will obviously be followed up with a -final-final?
>I like the ISC's release methods. The do -rc's (-pre's would be fine for
>the kernel as it is already established), each -rc fixes problems found
>with the previous. When an -rc has been out long enough with no more bug
>reports they release that code, WITHOUT changes.


I think of -pre releases as beta code - testable and likely broken. An -rc
release would be "possibly broken". If problems are encountered, fix ONLY
those problems to generate the next -rc. If it's O.K., then make it "final".


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