Great suggestion, Jason. Very sensible. I will do just that.
On May 17, 2005, at 6:43 AM, Jason Hildebrand wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-16-05 at 23:33 -0700, Mark Phillips wrote:
>> As a rank newbie in this game, I am also open to suggestions, words of
>> wisdom or even the wild ass guess as to pitfalls or best practice.
> Hi Mark,
> I have no release-cutting experience either, but I know that for past
> webware releases, there was a series of beta releases (i.e. 0.8b1,
> 0.8b2, etc.) which gave people a chance to try things out and uncover
> important bugs before the "official" release was produced. Labelling a
> release as 'beta' also lets people know that they might experience
> undocumented side effects, etc. when upgrading. Internally a fair bit
> has changed since the 0.8 release, so this is quite possible.
> I would therefore suggest that the upcoming release be called 0.9b1,
> that when we post it on the website, we add a note encouraging people
> post feedback/bugs to the sourceforge bug tracker. Then we can sit
> for a few weeks, fix any issues which are reported and then continue
> from there (either with another beta or with 0.9 final).
> Thanks for your continued persistence with making this release happen.
> Let me know if I can help in any way.