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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Wed May 28 13:15:27 UTC 2008

Quoting Senpai <senpai_san at mac.com>:

> On May 27, 2008, at 5:01 AM, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> 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.
> The project module and/or update status module might be able to solve

I don't use the update status module.  I can see how this might be 
creating issues of "something new is released; OMG I must install this 

>  this dilemma by allowing a site to notify its admins that a newer  
> release is either a bugfix/feature release, or a security release 
> with  some greater degree of distinction. As it stands right now, we 
> do  notify people when a module has a security update, but we don't 
> really  have a clear distinction between whether or not it'd be nice 
> to get  that new upgrade, or whether I really *really* need it in 
> order to  survive the botPharms.

I'm subscribed to the security mail list.  It tells me about the 
releases that are important for security and exactly what the issue is.

> Do we have a good enough distinction between whether a new release is 
>  cool, or mandatory? I've ever really noticed a difference.

Perhaps not; but the project release page should be updated by the 
maintainer to explain the differences.  If not, open an issue for the 
maintainer to update the project release page with the differences.

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