[OpenSER-Devel] 1.4.0 release..

Bogdan-Andrei Iancu bogdan at voice-system.ro
Tue Jul 1 10:13:56 CEST 2008


We are all aware that from bug fixing and testing nothing relevant was 
done for preparing the release (95% of the commits were related to docs 
or spelling).
So, I say the current trunk version is not a something to be considered 
ready for a release. If you force a data before fixing at lease the 
major know bugs, we will:
    1) compromise the quality and reputation of the project
    2) it will be useless - nobody will want to use a poor quality release

For any changes in the release policy (like candidate, alpha), I suggest 
to do it before planing a release and not during the release itself - 
changing the rules of the game during the game may be highly confusing 
and with poor results.


Henning Westerholt wrote:
> Hi all,
> according to our initial schedule [1] we want to release 1.4.0 this friday. 
> Because of the recent delays in the development i want to ask if this date is 
> valid anymore. 
> I'm not sure how much testing of the actual development branch has been done. 
> In some areas its perhaps sufficient, but for the server as a whole probably 
> not. In the past the stabilisation phase was two month, we aggreed to change 
> this to one month because of the past experiences that no real testing were 
> done. 
> I think this is caused to some extend from our lack of user involvement in 
> this state of development. Other projects has a more formal process with some 
> alpha and beta versions before a stable version is released, for example. 
> Anyway, we should reach a descicion.
> I can think of several options now:
> 1) release 1.4.0 as soon as possible, fix all bugs as they get reported in the 
> stable branch (similar to 1.3.0). Try to fix already open bugs on the tracker 
> before the release. For this option i propose the 11th July as date. 
> 2) Review all existing issues reported on the tracker and fix them. Release 
> 1.4.0 when ready.
> 3) release 1.4.0-alpha this friday, ask for testing on the user list. Release 
> a beta/ stable according the bugs/ user experiences in a few weeks from now. 
> What do you think?
> Henning
> [1] http://lists.openser.org/pipermail/devel/2008-June/013909.html
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