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



Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> One thing I think is unclear this cycle is the usage of the word "Beta".
>  It's been said many times that beta is not really beta but actually
> final freeze.  For instance: "If all goes as planned the Beta
> (previously known as "Final Development") Freeze" in the message steved
> linked to.  And yet, no one actually expects that beta is the final
> development freeze.  Maybe we should just give up and not use the beta
> moniker for it.  As inaccurate as it is, "release candidate" is a
> *better inaccuracy* in terms of communicating to developers.  Developers
> understand that by "release candidate" we're going to be very tough
> about getting changes in, even if they appear to improve the experience.
>  Some things will just have to be deferred after a release candidate is
> out the door.
> 
> The downside of "release candidate", as Jesse has pointed out before, is
> that it communicates the wrong thing to end-users.  There's zero chance
> that this cut is going to be the absolute final set of bits that we use
> on release day so from an end-user perspective, it's not a release
> candidate.

Why not just call it "Preview" again? Everyone here understands what that 
means.

        Kevin Kofler


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