Release criteria for X11 releases
daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Sep 26 02:05:38 PDT 2007
On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 06:41:01PM -0500, R.L. Horn wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2007, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> > We seem to be loosening and loosening what it takes to declare
> > an X11 release shipped, and X11R7.3 seems to have lowered the
> > bar even further.
> Well, I'm glad somebody finally said it. Even the filenames are
> inconsistent with previous releases.
Yes, we decided to drop the badged tarballs a long time ago
(modulename-X11R7.2-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 is no more).
> What's worse, with no update
> directory (and no clear indication as to which tarballs are
> R7.3-specific), the version of each and every package has to be compared
> with what's already installed.
> I'm not a distributor, but I do build and maintain my own systems. I took
> one look at R7.3 and said to myself, "Uh-uh...not worth the trouble."
Yeah, I agree, it'd be nice if we had a list like that. Maybe we could
even put it on the main wiki page: http://www.x.org/wiki/Releases/7.3.
Hang on ...
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