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Re: Do more testing before a release?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Do more testing before a release?
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:27:21 -0500
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On 2/17/11 10:46 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 02/16/2011 09:51 PM, Clark J. Wang wrote:
>> I know little about open source development process (and control?). I just
>> don't know where to get the bash code (like CVS, SVN respository) before
>> it's released. I think it's better to make it open to more people so
>> everyone can help review and test before a stable release.
> Unlike most open source projects, Chet has chosen to not expose the
> daily repository.  Your only option is to track release candidates, or
> ask Chet to join the bash-testers list so you can also have access to
> his alpha builds a month or two before the official release.

Bash-4.2-alpha came out about three months before the final release.

I am always looking for more testers.  The primary qualification is
interest: you have to be willing to run pre-release versions and send
feedback.  Anyone who is interested should contact me.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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