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

Brad Morgan B-Morgan at concentric.net
Mon Sep 13 15:11:54 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 gauranteeing that any such software will be way out of date by the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
> 

Bill,

You argument would make more sense if there had been any kind of release in
the last 76 days.

Other than changing the version number, RC2 should be declared V1.0 as is.

We can debate what future versions should or should not be called
afterwards.

Regards,

Brad Morgan




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