Re: Reminder: impending GNOME 1.4 RC1 deadline

Joel Becker <jlbec evilplan org> writes:

> On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 11:12:21AM -0800, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > Martin Baulig <martin home-of-linux org> writes:
> > 
> > I would strongly prefer the packages be numbered 1.4.0 if you are
> > using that scheme.
> 	The only real problem here is that the minute a pacakge
> versioned 1.4.0 appears on the ftp site, news will be reported that
> GNOME 1.4 is out.  We can claim "Hey, those are preview pacakges!!!" all
> we want, but they will be considered full release by simple virtue of
> the version number.

There are already some packages versioned 1.4.0 out in one of the beta
directories. If slashdot wants to claim 1.4 Release Candidate 1 == 1.4
Final, they are welcome to it, I don't really see what effect that has

> 	People will not say "Hey, they sure fixed those bugs before the
> *real* release, at 1.4.2."  They will say "Man, that 1.4.0 release was
> *soo* buggy.  They still can't do a quality release."

The expectation is to have, if possible, no changes whatsoever between
Release Candidate 1 and final. So 1.4.0 better not be buggy. If it is,
we probably need to insert another release candidate cycle, but I
doubt we will need to.

 - Maciej

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