I don't know of any such convention. I've seen various variants: rc, beta, previews etc. I think we're free to choose.
Starting with a couple of preview releases would IMO be good to inform people that the release is not supposed to be used in production, yet. A release candidate is more like a probable end version where the last RC is converted to the final release. At least that's my view. On 26.07.2005 16:57:52 Chris Bowditch wrote: > I wouldnt go as far as calling the code totally unstable! I have used it > for some documents and the output looks okay. However, we should call it > rc or pr as you suggest. I thought the Apache convention was 'rc', but I > have no real preference. Just so long as its clear that we expect to > find a few bugs and fix them before a production ready release is done. Jeremias Maerki