XFCE 4.6 ALPHA - Pinkie is coming
jp.guillemin at free.fr
Mon Aug 18 16:33:44 CEST 2008
Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 11:20 AM, jp.guillemin <jp.guillemin at free.fr
> <mailto:jp.guillemin at free.fr>> wrote:
> Stephan Arts wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> <mailto:fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Stephan Arts <stephan at xfce.org> <mailto:stephan at xfce.org> wrote:
>>>> Hi guys,
>>>> Lets release Pinkie :-)
>>> Humm, no, I disagree. It does not make much sense to me to release
>>> what we have right now, there is little that work as expected. This is
>>> not even alpha code IMO.
>> According to the milestones page, pinkie is a release dryrun... A
>> 'look, we can actually release this shit' - release.
>> AFAIK, an ALPHA is not feature-complete, and does not need to work
>> perfectly. -- Both of which apply to xfce-trunk :-)
> AFAIK :
> - an ALPHA should be feature complete, it usually have known bugs
> and requires some polishing and code cleaning.
> - a BETA is usually supposed to have bugs, and requires user
> testing to find them.
> - a RC doesn't have any **known** bug and has to be tested to
> confirm that it's mostly bugfree .
> I don't want to troll, it's just my 2 cents ;)
> Well, regardless of what any of us feel an "alpha" or "beta" or "rc"
> should be, none of us are the release managers - Stephen is :-).
> However, from my experience with Ubuntu and a number of other software
> projects, alpha is never feature complete :-)
> If it makes anyone feel better, Stephen could always call this a
> "developer preview" or something instead of alpha... but why don't we
> just get the release out instead of arguing about terminology?
Don't worry, I don't want to waste my time arguing about terminology, it
was just my point of view, and I believe that I'm still free to give it,
About the need to release an alpha version : no problem for me, I
already released 2 SVN based binary packages in the Zenwalk SNAPSHOT, so
I guess that a few hundred users are already running what is going to be
called ALPHA ;)
>> We actually can release Pinkie in this current state. When all the
>> config-dialogs are in place and working, then it is time for
>> Tuco-tuco. eg, BETA-1.
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