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From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CVS tracking and 3.08 testing
On Thu, 01 Jul 2004, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> We are progressing towards a release of OCaml 3.08, and at the same
> time experimenting with a two-branch development model, one branch for
> short-term bug fixes and the other for longer-term developments.

This is great news!

> If this model turns out to work well, we hope it will make it easier
> for users to benefit from bug fixes between major releases, and speed
> up the release process.

Indeed, I think that shorter release cycles will greatly improve the
whole development process.

> Users who track the CVS sources from camlcvs.inria.fr are encouraged
> to switch to the current release branch, which is labeled "release308".

Done.  So far everything seems to work smoothly.

> Now is a very good time to test and report bugs.

Let me add that I'm always impressed of the quality of the CVS-versions
so users should be encouraged to try it and thus help INRIA with testing.

My machine automatically checks out changes on an almost daily basis and
recompiles all libraries I need.  It happens extremely seldom (maybe
2-3 times a year) that something doesn't work with the CVS-version
that does with the stable version (usually it's the other way round),
and the team at INRIA is very responsive to bug reports.

Thanks for your efforts, and keep up the great work!

Best regards,
Markus

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Markus Mottl          http://www.oefai.at/~markus          markus@oefai.at

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