"Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> On Mon, 31 May 2010, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I find myself entirely unimpressed by proposals to make releases
>> according to some rigid schedule that takes no account of whether
>> packaging manpower is actually available.
> How many beta testers out there *rely* on a package to do their testing?
A lot of them --- probably approximately 100% of the Windows population,
for example. People who are capable of working from source are likely
not waiting for beta packages anyway, just using CVS or nightly
> I'm not saying don't try and get packages in place, I'm just saying it
> shouldn't be a requirement to stamp code BETA and create a tar ball ...
There's more work that goes into a beta release than just stamping,
as you should know as well as anyone. Otherwise we might as well call
the nightly snapshots beta releases.
regards, tom lane
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