Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> From: "Rahul Sundaram" <sundaram(a)redhat.com>
>> There is no beta releases for Fedora. Only test releases.
> A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - or bad.
You miss the point obviously. Beta releases have a very different
I think you do miss the point, actually. Since FC release is time-driven
rather than QA-driven, it is a test package.
meaning from test releases. Test releases are snapshots of the
development tree at that point with a limited development freeze and
there are three test releases before the final release with significant
number of updates in between them. Beta releases on the other hand are
close to the final releases and is the second stage after a
internal/private alpha release.
You are conflating internal vs. external nomenclature. By any reasonable
definition of "alpha" and "beta" release, they are both releases in
which recipients are expected to participate in testing, whereas a
"quality" (if I may coin a term) release is one in which the recipients
are *not* expected to participate in testing, but rather be purely
Fedora Core is a PROJECT, which Red Hat expressly states is intended
to involve the USERS in the testing. That means, IMO, it is beta test.
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