[Dev] Propose getting rid of developer release
Katie Capps Parlante
capps at osafoundation.org
Wed Nov 30 16:40:36 PST 2005
Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> I think we are now ready to decide what to do about this, so I am
> presenting the following options for a vote:
> 1) Keep developer (debug) release and end user release. Scrub end user
> release of all tests and tools. Tell developers, including parcel
> developers, that they need to use the developer release. Tell QA/testers
> who want to run unit tests or functional tests that they need to use
> developer release. Change all documentation to make this clear. Need to
> change download links on chandler.osafoundation.org to help people find
> the right release. Note that it won't be possible to run performance
> tests with releases, one needs to build Chandler for that (either make
> install or full build).
> 2) Put everything in the end user release, and drop developer release.
> 3) Make developer and end user releases identical (except for the fact
> that one has debug binaries and one optimized).
+1 If we go this route, "end user" and "developer" are the wrong terms,
as many developers (including people experimenting with parcels in 0.6)
will end up using the non-debug, optimized binaries. In the long run,
we'd like to blur the line between "end user" and "developer" anyway.
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