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jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Sep 23 00:12:13 UTC 2008
On Sep 22, 2008, at 2:56 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> I'd also like to point out that there is another chicken-egg problem
> that has been glossed over in this thread. You have said many times
> it's hard for a company to devote resources to testing a given release
> candidate without knowing in advance how long that release will be
> supported. Several people (including Robert, who is part of the
> team) have said that we can't make a firm conclusion on how long a
> release will be supported until we have a pretty good idea how
> "successful" a given release will be, which requires people actually
> testing and using it. Do you see the problem?
Yes, I do. And I'm confused as to why the release cycle is structured
to keep this problem going. This is your own chicken and egg, and
it's a fairly easy one to solve. Nobody else is creating the chicken
and egg for FreeBSD, it's being created by the existing policy.
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