Misunderstanding developer previews versus release candidates

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Nov 3 14:32:37 EST 2013

Version numbers are communicative learning tools for developers and 
testers alike.

When a company finds itself with more RCs than DPs, clearly they've 
become too optimistic and should anticipate lengthening the DP series in 
the next round.

And any time a company finds itself with two different versions both in 
RC at the same time, a certain cool-headed control of the process has 
been lost and it's time to adjust expectations on at least one of those 

If designations like "RC" and "DP" are used interchangeably, we create a 
world in which words have no meaning, and the value we might otherwise 
enjoy from clear communication becomes unnecessarily lost.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for Desktop, Mobile, and Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com        http://www.FourthWorld.com

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