Subject: Re: Returned mail: see transcript for details
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Shannon <email@example.com>
Date: 06/27/2001 23:10:01
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 07:25:57PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > But for the kernel, I ended up with 1.5.1 beta2, and that doesn't sound
> > like a bug fix to the release branch.
> actually it is. When you fix bugs, at one time you want to push out a new
> release with all the bug you fixed. Before releasing it needs to testing
> (a bug fix can introduce another bug), so there is a BETA phase.
Most of the time, beta means new and untested code, not bug fixes.
That's what threw me.
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