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Re: GSoC application deadline passed

From: Philip Charles
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:07:30 +1300
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On Wednesday 19 March 2008, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:

> But do we *want* to preserve that terrible state?...
> Sooner or later we will *have* to release -- and the longer we wait,
> the stronger the pressure to come up with something ground breaking. It
> get's worse and worse. We need to break this evil circle; the sooner we
> do that, the less painful it will be.
> The strategy I suggest is to create a 0.3 release very soon; put up the
> tarball and some release notes on the server, but never announce it
> anywhere. A bit later, do that again with 0.3.1. Maybe with 0.3.2 or so
> we could already announce it in a very careful manner. With 0.3.3, more
> openly. And so on.
> This way, by the time most people realize that we are doing releases
> (again), it will be business as usual. "Yeah, right, another
> development release. We have been doing these for some time now,
> haven't you noticed?..."

A release could be made using a mock Maxi-Optical image tree.  This would 
be about 10-15 gig.  (The image tree is used to build an iso).

But not by me, I am retiring.


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