Misunderstanding developer previews versus release candidates,> J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 14:52:57 EST 2013

On 3.11.2013 21:49, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> On 11/3/13 1:32 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> 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
>>> tracks.
>> How would you manage versioning in two parallel tracks then?
> Just don't call them both "RC".
> Reserve "RC" for things that are actually and very literally a 
> "Release Candidate".
> Anything known to be unfit for release doesn't merit "RC".
>> I figured the 6.1.x versions were bug fixes to tide us over until 6.5 is
>> ready. The 6.5 release is the big one.
> Excellent example:  everyone expects 6.5 to be at this time much 
> farther from completion than 6.1.3, suggesting that it's really a 
> "DP", very far indeed from being anyone's idea of a candidate for 
> release.

Now that begins to make sense:

The thing that really threw me was the rc-1 release of 6.5.0; at which 
point I began to wonder what the point
of a 6.1.3 version was.


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