Subject: Re: A release-users list
To: Chris Pinnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/2001 08:57:10
> > But, unlike -current, -release contains changes that are relatively stable
> > and are destined to appear in the next release (correct?).
> Relatively stable. Sometimes the tree gets broken. Other times there are
Erm, I don't think that that's quite the kind of stable that I meant. As
I understand it, features going into -curret can be yanked, or might
undergo considerable evloution before they appear in a release form.
Barring bugs, though, things that go into -release are pretty much as they
will appear in a real release. Is that so?
If this is correct, the feature-stability of -release will tend to make
feature-related problems, and solutions, important to normal users of very
near-future regular releases.
> > I would suggest that if release-users is created, it should have a more
> > narrow focus. Perhaps something along the following lines:
> > A forum for announcing features included in -release, as well as for
> > discussing technical issues in tracking the -release branch.
> Having pondering on this overnight, I think your suggestion is good.
> (Although potentially we could have more than one release branch.)
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