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- From: Nemeth Ervin <airwin@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Stable?
- Date: 30 May 2000 08:50:57 +0200
- Cc: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: "Bart Schaefer"'s message of "Mon, 29 May 2000 18:01:04 +0000"
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>>>>> Bart Schaefer writes:
> On May 29, 10:21am, James Kirkpatrick wrote:
> } Subject: Re: Stable?
> } OK, I'll play "straight man" in this exchange.
> } If it's changing so fast, how can it be called stable :-)
> It doesn't crash or behave in a destructive manner, i.e., a particular
> installation can be stable if you're not trying to follow every little
> change via the CVS server on sourceforge.net.
> } Perhaps one needs to distinguish between "stable" and
> } "production-quality". If the changes are bug fixes then I'd not call it
> } production-ready. If the changes are additional new features, or the bugs
> } are extremely obscure, then I might.
> Most of the bugs are obscure. Occasionally one becomes less obscure in
> the course of attempting to fix the obscure ones. But new features are
> still being added, too, which means still more obscure bugs.
So far I've learned that zsh-3.1 is very stable, contains a dosen of new
features and deveoped since a couple of years.
May I suggest closing the 3.0 series declaring it "obsolote" -- no more
bugfixes in it, and "freezing" the 3.1 series to a distibutable package --
probably with versioning 3.2.*.
It would have the advantage that the "development" and "stable" series would
have a smaller Eucledian distance, facilitating the patching of both versions.
I'm only a humble user so I haven't got any word here. It's up to you, dear
Thank you for listening.
"Natura unum os et duas aures nobis dedit, quasi admoneret, ut multa
audiremus et pauca diceremus."
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