[development] Module developers, please do *proper* releases !

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Sat Feb 23 11:38:11 UTC 2008

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
>>  So, uh. Tell me, how does distrusting a module that only has -dev
>>  releases suggest that it's my developer hat talking, anyway?
> My point was that saying "-dev" is like saying "this dish contains 8mg
> of zinc".  Would you eat something with 8mg of zinc?
> Not everyone knows how to interpret "-dev".  I mean, you just spent 2
> paragraphs explaining how you interpret "-dev" and that
> explanation/interpretation was based on expert knowledge that
> end-users don't have (i.e. how Drupal's upgrade paths work).  We can't
> assume that people correctly interpret "-dev" like you do.  Neither
> can we assume people know what "8mg of zinc" does to their body.

I feel like we're having a completely different, orthogonal conversation.

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