[Libreoffice] [ANNOUNCE] libreoffice- tag created (3.4.0-beta4)

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Wed May 4 10:11:24 PDT 2011

Hi Plino,

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 01:29 -0700, plino wrote:
> Those are excellent news for the future. But this is a good example of
> a situation where the project admins should have been able to override
> the schedule. Having more people testing the Betas can only be a good
> thing for the project, right? ;)

	The problem is; once we start overriding the schedule routinely, we
slip endlessly, and no-one cares to fix bugs in a hurry because - well,
lets just slip the schedule instead :-) Also, the decision to when, how,
and by how much to slip the schedule is some particularly poisonous

> I'm aware that a Release doesn't have to be bug-free (is there any
> bug-free program? :) ) but since LibreOffice is trying to get momento
> over OOo it should make damn sure that AT LEAST it doesn't have more
> bugs than the "competition" ;)

	Our first release: 3.4.0 is planned to be as buggy as the developers
let it be: ie. all bugs not fixed by the time we release will be seen
live :-) if any are serious - then we can release note them of
course ;-)

	Naturally, our 3.4.1 release will be better, and by 3.4.2 we will
exceed the quality of any existing release from anyone (at least, that
is the plan), by 3.4.3 we'll be in some fantastic zone of stability and
so it goes.

	This was the plan with 3.3.x - and (so far), it seems to be working
rather well; I think it will be the plan for 3.5.x too.



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