Progress can be done in ways that will minimize the pain of progression. In the past, Freenet had stable and unstable branches. New users were directed to the stable branch while developers and the adventurous users used the unstable branch. This worked well in the past.
What I don't understand is why new users are being directed to the unstable alpha 0.7 branch while the 0.5 version is a viable network with a large user base. That doesn't make sense. On Monday 21 August 2006 10:44, Ortwin Regel wrote: > It's not suicide, it's progression. The people who accept it will enjoy the > new, better freenet, those who don't will continue to live in the past > until they can be persuaded. > > On 21 Aug 2006 13:18:13 -0400, Rowland <rowland-wind at comcast.net> wrote: > > This is the sort of thing that happens when you break backward > > compatibility and/or interoperability. You throw away all the user base > > and goodwill you've built up over the years. THAT'S suicide. > > > > On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 11:21, urza9814 at gmail.com wrote: > > > "Anyway, I won't argue on that because the decision is not in my hands. > > > The fact is that 0.7 is the only supported version and that it is the > > > future. Not linking to the current version and gripping to the old one > > > would be an interesting kind of suicide for a project that's a constant > > > work-in-progress..." > > > > > > Suicide? So the fact that gaim has 1.5 in their downloads section when > > > they have 2.0 beta 3 out is suicide? The fact that some Linux distros > > > still use the 2.4 kernel is suicide? Funny how they're all still here > > > and quite popular.... > > > Linking to 0.7 is suicide. New people come, download it, find there's > > > nothing there, and leave. And don't try again later. I understand that > > > there are good reasons behind developing the darknet....but for most > > > users looking at freenet, they're looking for an opennet. And they're > > > looking for a network up and running. They're not expecting something > > > that's just barely starting. > > > > > > On 8/21/06, Julien Cornuwel <batosai at batosai.net> wrote: > > > > urza9814 at gmail.com a ?crit : > > > > > .7 has very few users, very little content, and no opennet. > > > > > It's useless for new users. > > > > > > > > I'm not sure stopping linking it on the website would help it have > > > > more > > > > > > users. About content, I see new freesites apearing quite the same > > > > rythm > > > > > > as on 0.5 so it's just a matter of time for 0.7 to have as much > > > > content > > > > > > as 0.5. > > > > > > > > > And the security that you say is better has yet to be tested. I > > > > > > > > Where did I say that ? In "the same security level." ? > > > > AFAIK, "the same" is not equal to "better". Maybe I'm wrong. > > > > > > > > > wouldn't bet on something that's only been around for a few months > > > > vs. > > > > > > > something that's been slowly improving for...well, longer than I've > > > > > known freenet. > > > > > > > > Anyway, I won't argue on that because the decision is not in my > > > > hands. The fact is that 0.7 is the only supported version and that it > > > > is the future. Not linking to the current version and gripping to the > > > > old one would be an interesting kind of suicide for a project that's > > > > a > > > > constant > > > > > > work-in-progress... > > > > > > > > Regards > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > Support mailing list > > > > Support at freenetproject.org > > > > http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support > > > > Unsubscribe at > > > > http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support > > > > > > Or mailto:support-request at freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe > > > > -- > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >-- My skills and contact info: http://www.blcss.com/contactme.php > > Public Freenet gateway: http://blcss.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Support mailing list > > Support at freenetproject.org > > http://news.gmane.org/gmane.network.freenet.support > > Unsubscribe at > > http://emu.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support > > Or mailto:support-request at freenetproject.org?subject=unsubscribe