Andreas Jung wrote:
I am thinking since one hour about how to reply to Benji's proposal. It's
not much acceptable. Major release have to be planned to a certain degree
and must be tested (as good as we can) - means we must have alpha and beta
I wasn't proposing we do away with alphas or betas. More concretely: I
was simply wondering aloud about doing "true" time-based releases. On a
certain date we cut the first alpha, on a certain date we cut the first
beta, etc.. Of course, there must be /some/ flexibility to deal with
ultra-critical bugs, but we already do something similar with how we
treat release candidates.
I believe that the trunk is good enough to produce a release at (almost)
any given time. If bugs are known and unfixed when we do a release, we
document them (they likely already exist in the previous released
version, so we're not doing any harm there).
Again, this is all from my Zope 3 perspective, I'm not immersed in the
Zope 2 world, so these ideas may not be applicable there.
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