[Python-Dev] Python 2.0 beta 2 pre-release

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.com (Skip Montanaro)
Wed, 27 Sep 2000 15:15:23 -0500 (CDT)

    Jeremy> We'll have to be a lot more careful about the 2.0 final release.
    Jeremy> PEP 200 has a tenative ship date of Oct. 10.  We should probably
    Jeremy> have a code freeze on Oct. 6 and leave the weekend and Monday
    Jeremy> for verifying that there are no build problems on little- and
    Jeremy> big-endian platforms.

Since you can't test on all platforms, if you fix platform-specific bugs
bettween now and final release, I suggest you make bundles (tar, Windows
installer, whatever) available (without need for CVS) and specifically ask
the people who reported those bugs to check things out using the appropriate
bundle(s).  This is as opposed to making such stuff available and then
posting a general note to the various mailing lists asking people to try
things out.  I think if you're more direct with people who have
"interesting" platforms, you will improve the chances of wringing out a few
more bugs before the actual release.