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Re: CVS "Official" Releases

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS "Official" Releases
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 14:39:14 -0500 (EST)

Dan Peterson writes:
> 2. I've also been considering options for fixing the infinite loop problem
> in translate_symtag which Larry recently fixed.  Would it be possible to
> retrofit this fix to 1.11.1p1?  Or is it better to use the latest source?

A retrofit is possible, but I'd recommend using the latest source

> 3. How safe is the latest source?  I ask, because our CVS server supports
> over 1500 developers and I'm quite sure I won't be able to sell installing
> "unstable" code.

Very.  As you may have noticed, CVS is in maintenance mode, so the
difference between the last release and the latest source is almost
entirely bug fixes (with a few small enhancements here and there).

> 4. How frequent are "official" releases?  And/or, is there any estimation
> when the next "official" release might be?

As it says in HACKING:

        * What is the schedule for the next release?

        There isn't one.  That is, upcoming releases are not announced
        (or even hinted at, really) until the feature freeze which is
        approximately 2 weeks before the final release (at this time
        test releases start appearing and are announced on info-cvs). 
        This is intentional, to avoid a last minute rush to get new
        features in.

That's really talking about major releases, but interim releases follow
the same (lack of) schedule.  They usually don't have an announced
feature freeze or test releases, though.

-Larry Jones

How am I supposed to learn surgery if I can't dissect anything? -- Calvin

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