I see that you list the status as post-alpha, and stable. Why no 1.0
release? This looks to be a very nice application, but I can't use
anything that is not production; no beta.
Can you give any info on what is upcomming? Thanks.
From: Luke Gorrie <luke@bl...> - 2001-06-12 13:04:59
> I see that you list the status as post-alpha, and stable. Why
> no 1.0 release? This looks to be a very nice application, but I can't
> use anything that is not production; no beta.
Ahh, the ol' version naming problem :-). Echidna has been in serious
use for about 4 years and as far as I know works properly, within its
known limitations. The 0.4.0 version number is perhaps a bit on the
"conservative" side, and is fairly arbitrary.
I did put the "post-alpha" "stable" rating on SourceForge in good
faith. So I would recommend that you try it and see how it goes.
> Can you give any info on what is upcomming? Thanks.
Echidna has historically not been continuously developed, and there
was a pretty long "dry spell" recently. But now I've imported my
working directory (which contained various changes submitted over the
past year or two) into SourceForge, and Rocky Burt has recently been
making a lot of improvements (particularly to the GUI).
I think there are enough changes to make a new release now. Whether to
call it 0.5, 1.0, or e-Chidna 2001 Enterprise Edition is something
I'll have to ask my marketing department about ;-)
Historical note: Versions to date have been alpha-1, alpha-2, alpha-3,
0.4.0. If I were to choose the version that I think matches the usual
"1.0" connotations, it would probably be alpha-3, which was the first
release after other people started hacking on it aswell.