On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
The answer is "When its ready", and part of the "its
ready" is making
sure we can avoid getting into the same situation again
as i already mentioned, that would normally be a reasonable response
if *red hat* had not already suggested a date for the next beta, as i
recall. but there's another reason why the "when it's ready" answer
is kind of irrelevant.
we're not talking about an official release here. we're talking about
a *beta*, which we as beta testers *expect* to have flaws, glitches and
bugs. so what does it even mean to say that a beta is "ready" anyway?
from the timestamps on one of the download mirrors, it seems that this
beta has been out for about five weeks now. i don't think it's
unreasonable to think that there have been enough bug reports and
fixes to let the beta testers have a crack at an improved version.
no one expects it to be perfect. but it would be nice to have a crack
at a newer release that we *should* expect to have fewer bugs so we can
start the testing process over again and push it along even further.
i mean, really. it *is* just a beta.