[Dovecot] Dovecot Version Numbers - Let's drop the Alpha?

Jean-Daniel Beaubien jd at jackdan.net
Fri Dec 16 17:52:58 EET 2005

I'm not sure I agree with the straight jump to "1.0 release".  If Timo 
feels it still needs testing/developpement/whatever I'll believe him. 

That being said dovecot is much more stable then alot of beta code I've 
seen out there.  So bumping it up to "beta 1" would be a good idea I 
think.  It would show those people that didn't have the brain capacity 
to get anything better then an MBA (managers I think the're called :) ) 
that the product is moving forward.


Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
> For political reasons, I would like to see alphaX promoted to "1.0".
> My boss had a cow the other day when I told her we are running alpha
> code in production.  My defense was "you hadn't noticed because it
> works."  Or at least call alpha6 something like "beta1" instead.
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Marc Perkel wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 06:42:09 -0800
>> From: Marc Perkel <marc at perkel.com>
>> To: dovecot at dovecot.org
>> Subject: [Dovecot] Dovecot Version Numbers - Let's drop the Alpha?
>> I'd like to make a suggestion. Let's drop the Alpha and come out with 
>> an official version 1.0.
>> Here's my reasons. The 0.9x version are obsolete and people should be 
>> using the 1.0 Alpha versions which seem to me to do everything the 
>> previous versions did and more. It's as full featured and stable as 
>> all other IMAP servers and in my opinion is ready to be called 1.0.
>> The "Alpha" label scares people off and with the 0.9x version being 
>> obsolete I think it creates confusion for new users. It created 
>> confusion for me when I converted to dovecot, and distros are less 
>> ,ikely to include versions with the Alpha label.
>> Once you go to 1.0 you can start a 1.1 alpha series and finish it up. 
>> I know Timo has high standards but as a marketing issue I think that 
>> the Alpha label needs to go to get people to accept and use 1.0 in 
>> production.
>> Thoughts?
>> -- 
>> Marc Perkel - marc at perkel.com
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