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Date: 2001-09-06 (14:33)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Changes in CVS
On Thu, 06 Sep 2001, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> The current plan is to make a *beta* release late sept-early october.
> Jacques' changes on labels, and my dynamic loading stuff are
> sufficiently large changes that we'd like to get some public feedback
> about them before making an "official" release.  The date of the next
> official release is hard to tell at this point, because it'll depend
> a lot on the reactions we get to this beta release.

My wish may not fit well into the current workflow of the OCaml-team,
but anyway, I feel it would save you some work overall:

Would it be possible to get access to a snapshot version of the
documentation, too? To be useful, this would require that you update it
incrementally in accordance with the compiler sources.

I don't mind working with CVS-snapshots (sometimes I have to), but I'd
need more information (= documentation) when trying out new features,
e.g. about the way that dynamic loading is supposed to work, etc. This
might help you in getting faster feedback on the state of your sources
and could significantly cut down the beta-testing time.

Some publically available regression test suite would also be fine if
you want to have people try snapshots on their platforms. Delegating
part of the testing process to the community is likely to save you time
and would thus benefit the community, too.

Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl                                             markus@oefai.at
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence                  http://www.oefai.at/~markus
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