[development] Slow down with the official releases of contrib already, ok? ; )

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 27 12:01:58 UTC 2008

Quoting David Rothstein <dmr37 at cornell.edu>:

> Perhaps the root of the problem here is that -dev versions can be used in
> *two* different ways...
> I haven't looked at all into the implementation, but if this turned out to
> be feasible, I think it might go a long way towards solving the problem
> mentioned here.

I think the best thing is to remove the confusion of what -dev means.  
A -dev release is only to be used to allow developers an easy method to 
know what the package will look like from an installation process.  A 
-dev release isn't meant to be a "for general use" release.  The "big 
red "X"" is there because of this and ppl just need to stop using -dev 
for anything else.

If you have a stable bug fix release then release it.  If you are 
planning more changes then wait and release it later.  The point of 
Derek's original mail was to say, don't let every CVS change be a new 
release if there are planned changes in the near future.  Planning is 
what should happen before a release is released.

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