Security release needed

Jake jake at
Tue Jan 4 12:23:59 UTC 2005

Gervase Markham wrote:

> - There are significantly more bugs marked as blocking2.20+ than there
>   are blocking2.18+, and we shouldn't do a Release Candidate unless the
>   build is a release candidate, which means fixing them all

I think this is the most compelling reason. A "Release Candidate" 
implies that if there are no major issues found, this will be the 
release. In a perfect world, the only change from, for example, 1.0rc1 
and 1.0 would be a version number. To have known bugs that we want fixed 
before a release takes place seems backwards. Our criteria should be 
only slightly lower for an rc as it is for a full blown release. I 
understand that there's some "cool stuff" that wants to appear on the 
trunk but can't because of the 2.20 freeze, but we also need to focus on 
the task at hand (eg, getting the current release out the door).

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