[Python-3000] Proposed Python 3.0 schedule
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Oct 7 22:44:16 CEST 2008
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
>> So, we need to come up with a new release schedule for Python 3.0. My
>> 15-Oct-2008 3.0 beta 4
>> 05-Nov-2008 3.0 rc 2
>> 19-Nov-2008 3.0 rc 3
>> 03-Dec-2008 3.0 final
>> Given what still needs to be done, is this a reasonable schedule? Do we
>> need two more betas?
> I know I'm contradicting what I said earlier, but perhaps we should
> just forget going back to beta and stick to ever-more-perfect release
> candidates? In other worlds release candidates often contain tons of
> imperfections (I believe I've seen this both for Java and Windows) and
> the label "release candidate" more clearly encourages people to
> download and play with it, which is what we need at this point! Then
> the schedule would be something like
> 15-Oct-2008 3.0 rc 2
> 05-Nov-2008 3.0 rc 3
> 19-Nov-2008 3.0 rc 4
> 03-Dec-2008 3.0 final
As a user, I agree, even if it does stretch the usual notion of rc.
Having a beta follow and be better than a gamma (rc) would be confusing.
Also, it was the rc designation that encouraged more people to download
and play with rc1. I think there has definitely been more attention on
3.0 on c.l.p lately.
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