[Xfce 4.8] Improving the Release process

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at xfce.org
Tue Mar 3 15:36:08 CET 2009

Le Mon, 02 Mar 2009 14:44:23 -0800,
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu> a écrit :

> Auke Kok wrote:
> > 
> > I really propose that this "naming" convention to signify
> > "stability" is dropped altogether. Please consider just making
> > '-rc' releases until final. This works great for the kernel (for
> > instance) and everyone knows what they are up to:
> > 
> > - an rc1 or rc2 is highly experimental etc..
> > - rc4's and later are good material for less skilled users to test  
> Yeah, I'd agree.  But let's not use 'rc' since they're not 'release 
> candidates' in the traditional sense.  Maybe just "pre" -- 4.8.0pre1, 
> 4.8.0pre2, etc.  If it makes sense, we can still use the internal 
> 4.7.99.{1,2,...} version numbers.

One other thing that might be true also is that people are afraid to
install alpha releases. Beta why not, but I think Xfce got the most
attention since RC. And definitely the most attention with final :)
So 4.8prefinal? :P kidding

Just 2 cents

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