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Month: October 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity 3.5.12 pre-release source tarballs

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:29:03 -0500
>> > Is there a reason for the suddenly announced October 1
>> release date?
>> > Anything wrong with October 4 or 5?
>> It wasn't suddenly announced; for the past few weeks there
>> has been a
>> counter on the main page slowly ticking down to October
>> 1st.  Also, I
>> believe I sent several notices on the announce list with
>> the days
>> remaining until release.
> I signed up on the announcment list several days ago. Possibly then I
> missed those announcements.

That's the reason--the announcements were sent a while ago.

> However, I see no counter. Only the words
> "Countdown to Trinity 3.5.12."

I didn't think about those who don't have JavaScript enabled when I wrote
that counter.  I have now put a static countdown in noscript tags to
resolve the problem.

I have also pushed release back until October 03, 2010.  This is twofold;
1. Primarily, to allow the source mirror to sync up, as the uplink is
being extra slow today
2. Secondarily, to allow you to get the Slackware builds ready without
being overly rushed

In the future the Trinity team will need to decide on a release type and
schedule.  Fixed release dates are good from an end-user and consumer
(i.e. various distributions) standpoint, and my opinion is that such dates
should be able to be met provided sufficient organization/scheduling is
provided in the future.  However, if a good case is made for floating
dates I would be willing to change it.  Thoughts from other members on the
list? ;-)