Tobias Polzin | 28 Nov 11:14 2005
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Policy for Release Candidates

Hi,

I would like the mantis developers to rethink their release candidate
policy.

Background (AFAIK): RC2 and RC3 had serious bugs (filter not functional rsp.
showing private issues) that made them unsuitable for use in a "not-test"
environment. This bugs were fixed quickly in the CVS-head (or in the
branch), but the distributed package still contained the bug.

Consequence: For this reason it may be impossible for many users to update
and test the newest release candidate, which is not desireable.

My wish: In case of serious bugs in release candidates put high priority to
the task of distributing a new RC with the bugs fixed, even if the fix is
temporary. Either in form of a new RC or of a RC with the same RC number but
with an increased build number.

My suggestion: Fix the bugs (even with temporary quick-fixes that have to be
refactored until the final release) in the CVS-head and release a new RC.

Regards and thanks for mantis!
 Tobias

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