[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 12:39:03 -0400

On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 12:30:10PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>Cheap shots aside, another possibility would be to simply start
>*every* minor (2.x) release off as unstable, releasing frequent
>experimental micro (2.x.y) releases as a substitute for alpha/beta
>releases, and then at some point declare it stable.  

I like this approach because it matches what the community seems to
actually be doing: the latest release is "experimental" until told
otherwise.  (Though who decides when it stops being experimental?
Everyone here on python-dev thought 2.2 was OK, and I use 2.2 every
day without pain, so I don't really know what people are complaining

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