Releasing Alphas and Betas without "freezing"

Jono Bacon jono at
Thu Jun 21 17:01:48 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Rick Spencer
<rick.spencer at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Jono Bacon <jono at>
>> The Kubuntu team are welcome to determine whatever milestones they
>> want - no one is suggesting anything needs to change for the flavors
>> in their testing cadence. I am purely stating how Nick will be
>> working: the only output of this work is assured mandatory test case
>> testing and this testing uncovering any bugs. As I said earlier, this
>> work is independent of whether we remove milestones or not.
> I think the terminology here is the source of some confusion. I think
> when you (Jono) say "milestones" people hear specifically the already
> defined "alpha and beta" Milestones.  I don't think you mean that. I
> think you are using the term "milestones" differently, to just mean
> "chosen dates for testing".
> I think it's fair to say that flavors can choose a higher frequency
> for a testing cadence than just the alpha and beta dates,

Agreed: to be clear, when I say "milestones" I am referring to a
"point in time when something happens", and in the context of this
discussion testing I mean "the point in time when a testing run kicks
off". Apologies for the confusion.


Jono Bacon
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