Jeremias Maerki wrote:
I don't know of any such convention. I've seen various variants: rc, beta, previews etc. I think we're free to choose.
I'd rather go for "alpha". "rc" means "release candidate", meaning features and APIs are stable, and I don't think HEAD is there already. Other than that, a release as a sign that the project isn't dead is highly recommended, regardless of bugs and incomplete features. J.Pietschmann