[m-dev.] Re: beta-release

David Glen JEFFERY dgj at cs.mu.oz.au
Tue Sep 30 15:23:55 AEST 1997

> >Why make a release so soon after 0.7?
> >There are several things in the pipeline (e.g. type classes) that are close
> >to being finished. I think we should definitely wait for those.
> For 0.8, I agree, but there are enough things ready that it would be
> good to let people try them out now. Once typeclasses have been added,
> we're going to have to wait for them to stabilize before releasing
> again, which might be a matter of months. Which would probably make it
> 3-4 months between 0.7 and the next release, which is just a little bit
> too long IMHO.
> Any other HOs?

Your HO is correct, IMHO. I think it's quite a good idea to release reasonably
often, and I think there is enough new things in the NEWS file to warrant a
(minor) release. I agree with your comments about type classes: although the
changes to support them will (hopefully) be committed quite soon, I expect
that we will then need to hold off for a while before releasing.

Then again, my code is always Bug Free(TM), so you never know :).

love and cuddles,
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MEngSc student,                     |  you failed miserably. The lesson
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