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Re: Buyer Beware: A Major Change in NFS is about to happen



Steve Dickson wrote:
> I my past, added things of this size in a beta release was actually
> common.. In alpha release you get the software married to the hardware
> (i.e. barely booting) and in beta release you added everything else...

Yes, but that "Alpha" doesn't exist anymore and what was called "F12 Alpha" 
was the "Beta" you refer to.

> Now the post beta release is when the door close... nothing but bug
> fixes..

Right, the "F12 Beta" is actually what used to be the "Preview Release".

So you're just another victim of the release newspeak.

IMHO we really need to revert to the previous (F11) terminology for F13, and 
also reintroduce the old Alpha (because, as useless as it was in practice, 
it served as a way to get developers into "release mode"; the psychological 
impact of doing such a release should not be underestimated).

        Kevin Kofler


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