When is an RC not an RC?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Oct 3 17:58:51 MDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-10-03 at 08:41 +0200, Michael Wood wrote:

> Although, what's the point of labelling something a "release
> candidate" if it's not a candidate for a release.  i.e. if it's not
> ready for release (except for unforeseen bugs.)?

Well, we needed to move on from betas to a must more restricted process,
and calling them gamma releses just don't have the same ring to
it :-).  

However, in all seriousness we have two weeks before the next RC, and I
do expect we will sort this out well before then.  This issue only
appears to have just come up, and in general we are very happy with the
state of the release.  Work continues on the list of release critical
bugs at:


It is a very large codebase, and while we are still making changes, the
vast bulk of the behaviours really are what we will release with.  It is
also essentially the same process we will use for 4.0.x releases. 

Andrew Bartlett
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Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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