Release plans for TDE are probably to rethink
2015-11-25 13:19:22 GMT
I think that the release plans for TDE are probably to rethink, or to do in another way.
As an example, most projects have their users use the stable releases, but in TDE, as R14.0.0 was not 100% up to what users expect, many of those switched up to Slavek's preliminary stable builds. This is not bad in itself to use unstable versions for testing purposes, but I do not think that it is the best idea to use it on a production system.
Also, as it is the case now, R14.0.2 is not said to be released, but you can see users complaining (with reasons) that it is very slow to update to R14.0.2., mostly because mirrors are not yet in sync with the main server.
I don't know enough about how software repos work, but I think that the new release should be blocked for a moment and then be available to users only when everything is ready and in sync on mirrors.
This would allow:
1. A more consistent release plan
2.Stop having to deal with users saying that they get kind-of error 404, or ultra slow download speed
3.Reduce Tim's bandwidth costs and load on its servers
What do you think?
Have a great day!