[Dovecot] [Dovecot-news] 1.0.rc18 released
tss at iki.fi
Mon Jan 22 19:47:18 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 12:34 -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> From what I can see, dovecot could have released a 1.0 two or three RCs
> ago and released bugfixes via a 1.0.1, 1.0.2, etc. branch, with new
> development in a 1.1-beta line. Timo, we believe in your code... it
> works... so *please* slap a real release number on it, and we can
> finally convince others that it's time to switch. :)
I know the naming for Dovecot has sucked for years, but I haven't really
seen any better ways to do it. I made the mistake in releasing v0.90 way
Most of the new features in 1.0 RCs have been either trivial enough not
to cause any destabilization or they've been implemented completely in
plugins. Some of them have been paid for, and since they were done
anyway I thought I might as well put them into RCs than maintain a list
of patches that I have to keep updated constantly.
And sure, I suppose I could have just released v1.0 months ago, but I
don't think it would have really changed anything else except to make
more people try Dovecot, and possibly make them disappointed when they
find bugs in what is supposed to be stable release.
I've for a long time thought that I'll release v1.0 once several weeks
have passed and I haven't heard of any problems relating to index files
and other such somewhat common random problems. I thought RC18 was
supposed to fix all of them, but looks like there are again two more
problems that more than one people are seeing.. I'd hate to release v1.0
and include in known bugs list things like "randomly crashes" and
"randomly logs errors".
And 1.1-beta line already kind of exists in CVS HEAD. It has *huge*
changes. I wish v1.0 were out just so I could start making v1.1 releases
and get more people to test those changes.
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