Alpha announcements on

Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) jonathan at
Tue Dec 4 08:47:06 UTC 2007

Hi Vincent

Vincent wrote:
> However, I was thinking: should we place those announcements on the 
> website? Ubuntu does not. I think people interested in using those 
> releases will know by now that it has been released.
> Of course, it would still be possible to post a message when e.g. 
> there's a pressing need for testers or something.
> PS. How come they're called "alpha" all of a sudden? Were Tribe, Herd, 
> etc. too confusing? :)

Just my 2c... I don't think it's worth while announcing the early 
alpha's on the front page. It is probably important to announce the 
later ones and the betas when testing becomes crucial though.


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