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Re: 3.4 CDs
> Perhaps we also need to ask why there are releases at all? For the
> developers? I'd wouldn't think they'd need them.
> To get money? To make it free? Free for the users, or the developers?
among the stated goals - goals.html - is to sell cds and fund the project.
another which has been discussed is to improve the stability of the
project. this doesn't appear to be on site now, but was before.
> Me? My wishes are simple - make it the best you can. If a 6-month release
> cycle is the best way to do that, then fine. But I don't think it is.
maybe we should switch to a ten year release cycle. just think, you only
have to install once a decade. imagine how convenient that will be.
and then in ten years, you install 2.0 and find out out it has 90000 new
features, each of which was tested by a total of three people, and nothing
works the way it did because it's a whole new operating system. and then
you spend the next ten years releasing patches to fix up the busted ass
shit that would have been better tested with a shorter release cycle. and
now it's time for 3.0 and you can start over again.
is 3.4 going to be perfect? no. but you only have to wait six months to
get 3.5, which will be. different little things break each release. more
and bigger things break the longer your release cycle and the longer code
sits and festers without seeing true exposure.
we fear that pop-culture
is the only kind of culture we're ever going to have
- Re: 3.4 CDs
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