[Spambayes] When is the final NON RC version being released

Bill Yerazunis wsy at merl.com
Mon Sep 13 14:35:30 CEST 2004

Also, remember that spam-filtering is a moving target; this distorts
the concept of the Yourdon spec-code-test-release cycle by
gauranteeing that any such software will be way out of date by the
time it hits the street.

So, spamfighting systems really need to think in terms of _continuous_
improvement, moving through all stages of the SCTR cycle simultaneously.

Note that antivirus systems already do this - most good antivirus software
updates itself weekly at the very least.


This is also why CRM114 no longer ships with a version number, but rather
with a release-date, and releases move from "Bleeding-edge" to "Cutting
Edge" to "Stable" based on time vs. bug reports.  Trying to do the -RC
thing was just too painful with the moving target problems.

      -Bill Yerazunis

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