[ros-dev] Next release
ionucu at videotron.ca
Tue Nov 29 01:18:41 CET 2005
Ged Murphy wrote:
> Alex Ionescu wrote:
>> Murphy, Ged (Bolton) wrote:
>>> We're at the 2 month period since our last release. Is it not time
>>> to branch now and chase some more publicity
>>> If Alex meets his 1st December deadline for User-Mode networking, I
>>> propose a 0.2.9 branch then.
>>> Any thoughts?
>> Hi Ged,
>> I told you on IRC, and you seemed to ignore what I was telling
>> you...so I'll say it publically.
> I haven't 'ignored' what you were telling me. I've never even spoken
> to you about this in IRC. In fact I only started thinking it was time
> for a release this morning. If you've spoken to me about something
> related this this, I've either forgotten or missed what you said. I
> generally don't purposely ignore people.
>> Just because I finish the CODE on December 1st doesn't mean it's
>> ready to be used.
> I didn't say that it would be ready to use. Your blog says "Finish
> User-Mode Networking for ReactOS. Deadline: Dec 1st." which I assumed
> meant 'finish'. I was simply looking for a branch date, and that
> seemed an ideal time.
Are you delibaretely skipping:
"Commit and test the User-Mode Networking branch, with appropriate
afd.sys changes. Deadline: Dec 14th."?
>> I've said it numerous times (and even posted on my blog) that it will
>> probably only be usable in HEAD after around December 14th. And after
>> that I still have kernel-mode fixes planned for afd.sys, which go
>> well beyond into January. If you branch 0.2.9 now, it won't be a
>> networking release (again), and will offer little to the users.
> I know 0.2.9 isn't going to be the networking release. I mentioned it
> could be a networking preview release as I assumed your sockets lib
> might be in some way usable, due to the 'finish' you used to describe
> what was happening on 1st Dec. Now I know it won't be doesn't change
> the fact that I think we need to branch. 1st Dec still sounds good to
> me if everyone is in agreement.
> I agree with Ge on the branch often way of doing things, preferably
> every 2 months.
I agree too. Just don't:
1) Make it depend on me
2) Call it a networking preview. It's not.
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