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Re: Quick question

From: SRE <eckert(at)not-real.climber.org>
Date: Fri Apr 12 2002 - 16:08:59 GMT
At 12:44 PM 4/11/02, Bill Moseley wrote:
>It's hard enough finding time to work on swish development to then also
>maintain multiple versions.

Understood. That probably needs to get written into the ReadMe stuff!
People/companies using Swish need to understand that bug fixes require
upgrades, and there really won't be a "stable release" that gets bugs
fixed without changing anything else.

It might be nice, however, to keep around a series of snapshots that
the developers think are most stable. That way people could choose
to do a minor upgrade to something that seems safe instead of going
all the way to the current bleeding edge code.

That's where a less formal release process comes into play. Right
before really big changes, and especially before introducing any
known incompatibility with prior versions, save off a zip file with
whatever has been out there for a while and seems safer than it will
be tomorrow.

SRE

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Received on Fri Apr 12 16:10:29 2002