Q: When will BETA END?
cyber7 last edited by
SNAPSHOT: Built On: Tue Oct 26 01:05:34 EDT 2010
This is the most stable I have had the system since installation. I do not have a very complicated environment, but always got some corruption on my DIGINET WAN LINK. It would go down and I had to so some extensive scripting to get it up again. I installed the above mentioned snapshot last-night and it is still running witout a problem…
Now for the $$$M Question: When will the beta-system come to an end? Is there an ETA? My feeling is (and please don't shoot me down) that there is too many cooks and not really a chef. Is there somone that is going to put a dot on a chalendar and announce that the developers are working towards releasing a stable first live release at this dot-time?
Please understand I do enjoy the PF system emensly and my question is purely out of excitement.
As always, it's done when it's done. You can't put a set date on it as we aren't going to release if there are any serious issues (even if they don't affect 99% of people). Development is managed by professionals with many years of experience with these things, we know what we're doing and how to ensure quality releases obviously, given the history and widespread deployment of the project. Slapping an arbitrary date is not how to accomplish that. We're down to very few remaining priority issues, RC1 should be soon.
cyber7 last edited by
Thank you CMB
I believe RC1 to be very close to deployment if I look at the outstanding issues (or lack thereoff). Thank you also for taking the time answering my post.
At some point one or more of the professionals will blurt out something like "It feels like a RC" in the IRC channel which is the catalyst.
As long as none of the developers express that we're not ready for a RC. It may seem a bit awkward but it has proven to be mostly correct looking at the previous releases.
This is not to say that we don't take this seriously, we just steer the process on our feeling. I guess we've been burned too much by silly or just plain stupid software issues across the board. That's not something we want to force on other administrators.