Drivers Update

Friday March 29th, 2002

The Status Reports was updated, and included some information on what are up to, and what's coming up:

" approved checkins for over 240 bugs this last week. We've taken a few more big-ticket items and have a couple to go. drivers will be ramping down this next week and actively soliciting fixes that we need to branch and have a Release Candidate 1 sometime (hopefully) late next week. We need to get RC1 out there quickly and get feedback on all the changes we've taken since 0.9.9 and at the same time we need the release to stand up so that users will put enough hours on it to give meaningful feedback. Please help us to get the builds into good shape over this next week with particular attention to recent regressions and topcrash+ bugs."

#21 Re: Re: Is calling it RC1 a big and unnecessary PR

by SmileyBen

Saturday March 30th, 2002 4:38 PM

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I think you're right: nobody will care if it's buggy. This is a release candidate, in the normal sense of the word. What that means is that people can download it and complain that it doesn't have their favourite feature, but can't moan that it has a few bugs, which are just what release candidates are for. You can't even complain that it has /too many/ bugs, as no doubt various people will, since the point is that you keep having RCs until there aren't any. You /can/ complain about /bugs/ rather than missing features, if 1.0 has them. I don't think anybody will be happy if there are bugs in 1.0. I think Asa would even agree that whilst they're for testing, when they say something is bug-free, it should be - even if their are features people would like missing, or polish problems.