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Re: the short road from rc1 to rc2 to lenny


On Samstag, 23. Januar 2010, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Depending on how you separate new features from really trivial
> enhancements, I agree.

If the triviality is in doubt, its a new feature.

Rather be safe then sorry and delay the release further. We could loose 
momentum again, we could miss etch-security support, etc.

> I've already implemented and commited a change 

easy to revert and add later, after the release.

> There is also one feature I would like to implement, if I figure out
> how I want it to work quickly.  The new proxy configuration stuff
> using the WPAD file should really update the host proxy configuration
> if/when the wpad file changes.

I got scared when I saw your 2nd commit on this new feature: "Make script more 
robust" - it's totally new code, widely untested and definitly not robust.

I and many other people want the release to be out (since months). Setting a 
better homepage (which will be changed by most if not all people anyway) is 
nothing we need *now*.

> I believe the announcement and PR part need more work, as we really
> should put some effort in writing press releases, talk to journalists,
> prepare videos documenting new feature, update the documentation to
> explain how to use the new features etc.

Yes. Introducing yet more changes will also distract us from this work.

> This is both to make sure we 
> get as much press coverage as possible to make schools aware of the
> new version, but also to make sure the schools that do test the new
> version are not disappointed when they get confused and are unable to
> figure out how to do what they want to do.

Yes. The documentation still has a lot of areas which should be improved.

We had 12 months to add new features, there is a point in time when this has 
to be stopped so we can concentrate 100% on getting the thing out. 

I think this time has definitly come. 


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