[zeromq-dev] 2.1.8?

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Aug 29 19:29:15 CEST 2011


On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Garrett Smith <g at rre.tt> wrote:

> I'm of the opinion that "release candidates" are a vestige of time
> when releases were more expensive (e.g. burnt to CDs) and that the
> intent was to get everything just right. That's just not the way
> things work these days.

Indeed.

> I can't recall who does this, but one of the major projects uses an
> even-odd scheme to manage stable vs development lineages. E.g. the
> even releases have are more conservative and odd more relaxed.

We used to do that, no-one understood it, and we stopped doing it. And
it didn't match how we work anyhow, which is to create branches that
reach maturity each in their own little curve.

> In any case, I personally don't care for the "rc" tag and am fine with
> rolling releases, some of which are more stable than others -- in the
> end, it's the list of known issues and release notes that matter.

Ack.

-Pieter



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