[haiku-development] Re: Towards Haiku Alpha 2 or Beta 1

  • From: Sean Healy <jalopeura@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 11:59:06 +0100

Niels Reedijk wrote:

Dear developers,

I don't have commit access, so I don't count as a developer.

However, if input from such as myself has any weight:

There are roughly two options: a time based release and a feature
based release. In the first case we will agree on a schedule and let
time decide what goes in the next release. In that way, the next
release will most likely be alpha 2. In the case of a feature based
release, we will work on a feature list and release when those are
satisfactory implemented. In this case the code determines when to
release. This could potentially be beta 1 (if all the features for R1
are implemented).

Although I have played with the code and built Haiku myself (and even once submitted a very minor patch, although it was RDF-related, not code-related), I am really more of an end-user. As such, I would personally prefer to see new features sooner, rather than waiting until all the features desired for beta were ready.

Of course, I could always build it myself again if the developers do decide go the beta 1 route instead of the alpha 2 route. But I think a time-based release would also do more to keep Haiku in the news.

I know my vote doesn't count. Just letting you know what an end-user (at least this particular end-user) prefers, for whatever it's worth.

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