>>The next release will be 0.96, hopefully out sometime next week, but
>>you didn't hear me say that. :)
>I suspect many people will no longer be around after mid-May or so.
>So I was thinking: the best possibility would be if 1.0 were magically
>available by then. I don't think that's reasonable. So perhaps
>a ``final beta'' version could be released by then, with enough time to
>spot any major gaffs, and then anyone who leaves in May will have a good
>copy to use. Then 1.0 would be put together in the Fall.
Linux 1.0 by summer? Nah.
It would be nice, but I wouldn't place any bets on it, myself. I
think a far more likely, and more desireably alternative would be to
let Linux stew over the summer, and release 1.0 at the beginning of
September, end of August. This will allow most of the current bugs to
hopefully be shaken out, and not force us to try and rush out a
release, which is a Bad Idea (tm).
(That is, of course, what you said. I read a bit more into what you
said the first time through, so now I'm covering up for myself so I
don't have to rewrite that last paragraph. :)
Quote:>I don't know how many people will be away for the Summer, but if it
>turns out to be a lot, that would make sense, it seems to me.
I'm included in those that will be 'away' for the summer, though I
intend on keeping tabs on comp.os.linux from a public access Unix site
in Minnesota (if it still exists...) and I will have access to my
school account via modem, so I'll essentially be in the game though I
might not have quite the same turnaround rate on mail and news....
Jim Winstead Jr. (CSci '95) | "Catch a fish!"
Harvey Mudd College | -Geddy Lee,
Disclaimer: Mine, not theirs! | January 20, 1992