[csw-users] Release schedule for stable packages

Alessio Cervellin @ acm a.cervellin at acm.org
Mon Nov 7 22:48:06 CET 2005

Mark McCoy wrote:

> I was curious as to what the timeline/procedure/whatyacallit is for 
> moving packages into the stable tree.  Is it manual, a quarterly release 
> process, or something else?

 From http://www.blastwave.org/userguide, section "Release Program":
The “unstable” archive is updated often. Unstable will appeal to users 
that like to have that very latest versions of software. Due to nature 
of these rapid releases users must accept there might be packages that 
have open bug reports applied to them.

The “stable” archive is updated every 3 months, nominally at the 
beginning of January, April, July and October. The packages that form 
“stable” are taken from “unstable” but are first proven by use in 
“unstable” and through a program of QA testing. The packages are known 
to work together and have all known critical bugs fixed. Should any 
critical security problem need to be fixed then the “stable” archive 
will be changed mid-term and due notice of the update given. Stable will 
suit the business or serious user who expects continuity and reliability 
of service.

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