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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-04 11:36:48

At 09:58 AM 3/4/2003, Peter Dimov wrote:
>Beman Dawes wrote:
>> At 04:01 PM 3/3/2003, Mark Rodgers wrote:
>> >Is it time we introduced beta releases into the release procedure?
>> It >seems to me that it would be a good idea to tar up 1.30.0 RC and
>> give >everyone a chance to try it out and report feedback without
>> having to >use CVS. I know CVS puts me off.
>> >
>> >Questions include
>> >
>> >How much of a hassle would it be for someone? (Beman?)
>> Not much. But I'd like to get an indication people will really try a
>> beta before we go to the trouble.
>If we don't make a beta (RC) available, it'd be difficult to get an
>indication about people's willingness to try one.

Good point.

>FWIW, I think that people will try the beta releases. Saves much trouble
>the long run.

OK, let's work out the details. My first thought is not to run the beta
through the SourceForge release process, but just to post it like we do with the regression tests.


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