Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Apr 14 10:15:28 EDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 04:03:31PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 03:48:03PM +0200, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 03:14:33PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > > The next FreeGIS-CD (v1.2.3) is in the test period 
> > > and will contain GRASS 5.0.1 to make sure we release stable packages 
> > > with basic testing.
> > 
> > well, this were a pity as 5.0.1 only contains 2 changes. So you better
> > include 5.0.0 ... :-( But why distributing partially oldish code?
> > 
> > I thought the idea of the release branch is to release stable GRASS.
> > Now FreeGIS doesn't follow the own ideas of it's maintainers (I remember
> > that you are strongly recommending branches...)?
> Of course we are following it.
> And the quality of GRASS releases seems to have improved.
> To sell a CD like the FreeGIS-CD you need to test it 
> on different platforms. If at all times improvements are accepted,
> testing would start again and you can almost never release.
> This why all serious Free Software distributions most of the time
> contain older versions. It is a tradeoff decision to make.
> Anyway I'm not deeply in the CD releasing process here,
> we'll see how far we are and if GRASS 5.0.2 poses problems.

You are always invited to report problems! Using the feedback
of the development team will hopefully enable you to distribute
5.0.2 instead of 5.0.1.

> In any case there is going to be a next revision and hopefully 
> a fast update.
> Demand for the CD is not that high that we could affort
> more manpower on it.

That's why we want to help the FreeGIS project :-)



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