why don't you made regular releases?

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Tue Jul 24 14:52:37 CEST 2007

Hi Thomas,

I'm sorry to hear your reasons for handing your leadership over to someone
else. Roundcube is so far a great app and I use it often.
Whether I had sufficient webprogrammer skills I would help to develop
roundcube. But for now it's for me an insuperable challenge that would
waste a lot of time even before I can commit my first lines of code. And I
try to commit a patch some day:-)
I hope that roundcube will be develop any longer!


On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:06:50 +0200, "Thomas Bruederli"
<roundcube at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's one simple answer to this question: It just because nobody
> really works on the code. When did you see the last commit that closed
> a bug?
> Second: releasing means testing, cleaning up, packaging, distributing,
> writing an announcement, etc. I don't want to do all that stuff every
> time I change two lines of code. But this is not the point. The main
> reason why we're still stuck with 0.1-rc1 is that there are no active
> developers. Unfortunately I hardly have time to work on the project
> and the few minutes that are left, I mostly spend with writing answers
> to (stupid) requests.
> I don't say it's all the other's fault. I seriously underestimated the
> meaning of starting an open source project. It's far more work than
> just writing some lines of code and copy them on a server.
> Sorry for the bad "service" and the disappointing growth of the
> project but I had to shift my priorities away from RoundCube and this
> situation will remain for the next two years :-(
> In other words: everybody is welcome to take over the project lead and
> release more often.
> ~Thomas
> 2007/7/22, Farkas Levente <lfarkas at bppiac.hu>:
>> hi,
>> why don't roundcube has regular release like 0.1, 0.2 etc? everybody
>> know it's a beta software and will care according to that. but even in
>> that case it's 0.1rc1 since almost a half a year now! wouldn't it be
>> better to make more regular release, users can test it and comment on
>> it. until it's reach the 1.0 version everybody know it's beta software
>> and use only care. but even if the development moving it seems to
>> standing. as one of the lesson to learn from opensource project "release
>> early".
>> just my 2c.
>> --
>>   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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