Hello Chris,

my position is clear: the next version should be beta, as there are going to be many bugs in it. Your arguments do not reflect our experience from 0.8.0 development. If you do not want me to be the FreeMind director, just let me know. Otherwise, please let the next version in beta status.

Chris wrote:
That this version may contain more than zero bugs is possible (and probable) but this is true for all versions and thus we would never be able to publish any versions.

I do not follow this argument; to me, it is apparently wrong. The expression at stake is not "more than zero" (#bugs > 0), but rather "many" (#bugs >> 0). And I am saying that RC is a version in which there is a chance that no more bugs will be found, although also a chance that still further bugs will be found. This definition of RC leads to resulting 2 to 3 RCs, not 6 like we had in 0.8.0.

Best regards,
Daniel Polansky
FreeMind director


On Nov 15, 2007 9:56 AM, Christian Foltin <christian.foltin@gmx.de> wrote:

Dan,

I don't agree, that we should publish the next beta. As we announced, we have closed all bugs known to us and are ready to publish RC1. That this version may contain more than zero bugs is possible (and probable) but this is true for all versions and thus we would never be able to publish any versions.

So, I propose to publish RC1 as our promise from the developers that we have finished the feature and first bug fixing phase and to start the release challange.

This is along what you stated in our wiki: "Release Candidate is a version in which there are neither errors nor changes pending that the developers would know of at the date of publishing."

Yours, Chris