Hi, Le 15/12/2010 09:58, Kurosu a écrit : > Le 15/12/2010 03:03, Robert Clausecker a écrit : >> Hi guys! >> >> I've a suggestion to you: Before we release, let's do a public beta test >> of let's say two weeks. In this beta, we can check whether there are >> obvious mistakes and anything is all right. (To proof our selves from >> something like 0.9.2-1). IMHO, we should test it deeply, and if there's >> no flaw, release the very same tarball/installer as 10.12. >> >> What's your opinion? > > Yes, the current tarball, or better, the svn branch at: > svn://svn.gna.org/svn/warmux/branches/warmux-10.12 > are well-suited, first for testing if compilation works, second, the > actual gameplay. > > I didn't see any problem, but as a developer, I can't do thorough > testing, and there have been too many changes not to be uneasy about > it. So yes, anyone, please go ahead and test the code. > > As for a "public beta test", this mostly means we just tag the > released version as "beta"? So what would be the actual difference? > Lesser dissemination of the release information?
I'm not against a beta version. But in this case, we should be strict on the schedule to avoid release the "final" version months after, from a trunk (like it was for 0.8 beta). We know that a release is unfortunately never perfect, but one day, we have to release. Honestly, 0.9.2-1 was a stupid error, and it should have never happen if packagers have tested building during the final step of the release. Originally, the idea of the 2 weeks freeze period was for translators *and* packagers. But it seems that packagers of various system woken up only when source archive is finally done and the tag created. > And what could be an approximate schedule? > > Something like: > - wait for current call for translation to finish (ie around the 22) > - package the "beta" and issue an announcement about it as soon as > possible afterwards > - leave a 2 weeks test time, while merging bugfixes and new translations > - release (around mid-january then?) > Hm, should we really wait for translation to announce a beta version ? In my mind a beta version does not need all translations to be perfect. Otherwise, I'm ok with current schedule. Regards, Matthieu _______________________________________________ Warmux-dev mailing list Warmuxemail@example.com https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/warmux-dev