Subject: Re: Release cycles (Was: Re: RealAudio)
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1997 00:08:26
>> Hopefully, the 1.4 release cycle will not last nearly as long as 1.3 :-)
>  As I recall, this was said of 1.2 and 1.3 as well.

Well ... I view anything that's shorter than the 0.9 -> 1.0 timeframe
to be an improvement :-)

>  If I may make a somewhat radical suggestion: why not simply dispense
>with releases altogether?  Instead simply let portmasters (or other


While I realize that it's not always apparant, there _is_ a lot of effort
that goes into making the releases stable; they get pounded on for
a while.  With the snapshots, you're pretty much taking a gamble in
terms of stability.  Also, it is nice to have a common baseline to work
from when helping people out with problems they're having.  Okay, I
fully admit I wish releases would happen much more frequently then
they do ... but hey, you can't have it all.