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Re: Mark non-released versions distinctively

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Mark non-released versions distinctively
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:55:58 +0100
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On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 08:32:50AM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 08:56:27PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
     > It is becoming increasingly apparent that people are using our git
     > snapshots for production use.  People then complain when things
     > don't work as well as they'd expected.
     > I'm suggesting this patch.  It marks odd numbered versions as intended
     > for testing and not recommended for everyday use.
     > Any objections.
     It seems reasonable but I think we really need this for the GUI, not the
     terminal interface.

We could do that in two ways:

1. We can put a similar message on the splash screen; OR

2. We could have an overlay which stays permanantly overprinted above the other

What do you think best?


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