Re: RFD: Separate mailing list for users running testing?
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Why not use the word beta in the new list name? That applies to frozen or
> what we are wishing would be frozen. Some combination of the words debian,
> user and beta would work and it won't sound like debian-testing at all.
Thank you for your suggestion! :)
I do not think this would be a good idea, though, because:
1. It introduces a new variable/item ("beta") which is not in:
"testing unstable woody sid"
which adds to the confusion level.
2. I often find "beta" to be generally used inaccurately or
Technically (IMHO, IIRC) it should refer to something
which is past alpha, and before gamma
(at least as how I understand it to be applied to product/software
development & testing).
In the case of debian woody & sid sw, there is no clearly defined
meanings of "alpha" "beta" and "gamma" wrt debian sw,
so using that term without a solid definitional foundation
would be undefined, and thus nonexplicit,
resulting in lack of clarity in readers minds.
Definitely less clear than "testing" "woody" "unstable" or "sid" are.
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