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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-18 20:11:05

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Mon Aug 18 2008, "Robert Ramey" <> wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Although it does look like we will be able to hold to a quarterly
>>> release schedule, it is really doubtful we have enough resources to
>>> issue point releases.
>>> To get bug fixes into user's hands more quickly, should we provide
>>> hot fixes when appropriate?
>> <deleted proposed procedure below>
> <deleted proposed procedure below>
> Your procedure --- more so than even Beman's original proposal which
> has some of the same characteristic --- seems to ignore many users'
> need for traditional point releases that are identical to a previous
> release except for critical bugfixes.


>I probably shouldn't be
> complaining since it's to my benefit that people need Boostpro's
> enterprise support contract in order to get that kind of update.

 This allocates the cost of providing such a service to those who
require and benefit from it while simplifying the job of the
release manager. This sounds like a good and fair solution to me.

Robert Ramey

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