Re: Improving organization during beta release
Jose Luis Rivero <yoswink <at> gentoo.org>
2008-04-27 11:13:14 GMT
On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 10:04:04PM -0700, Josh Saddler wrote:
> As you know, the packages are still stable whether in 2007.0 or
> 2008.0betaX. There's no practical difference between the two, though
> obviously you won't have so many updates if you use a beta tarball. The
> only difference is the LiveCDs/DVDs.
Well, with the new release you are using different (and uptodate) stages
than current ones and different profiles, which could generate some
problems under specific circunstances, this is one of the reason what
the beta is for, imho.
But you are right, the packages are the same.
> Assuming this trend of public betas continues through coming releases, we
> may want to add a note explaining this -- that the installed system and
> packages are identical to the latest versions in Portage; it's only the
> media that's "beta". Or we could even add one now, and make it conditional
> on something like an "is_beta" key or similar in the TOC.
I'm for working in xxxx.y and draft/ until the stable release is done
(if there is no special cases like currently). Your idea can help people
to understand what a beta release for Gentoo means but please apply it
along with not overwritting current handbooks until the release is
Maybe you can make a new 'disclaimer' value, beta_release (or whatever)
and put it instead of draft, which usually refers to docs non finalized
or waiting for review, which is not the case.