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[REBOL] Re: R3 Beta availability

From: rgaither::triad::rr::com at: 4-Sep-2007 20:25

Hi Henrik,
> Giving out dates was a mistake in the first place and they were not > realistic. Things are moving forward, but there's still a lot to do > in practically all areas of R3. The difficult part is testing the > massive array of features that R3 consists of. I don't know yet when > the alpha will be ready for release as beta, but "soon" should > probably count as some time before 2008, but definitely not this or > next week. :-) When it will be released is entirely up to Carl.
Is there any place were these "features" are listed? I'm very glad there is a massive array of them but not knowing what they are, beyond manually pulling tidbits out of Carl's blog posts and AltMe discussions is a bit maddening. I would hope there is an organized set of goals (goals <> generic architecture drawings) somewhere and specific features designed to meet those goals worked up with estimates of how close to complete each one is... Okay, that is being a bit idealistic but hey even just a list of features would be good, perhaps grouped by expected in beta, release, r3.1, etc. :-) I also want to make a plea for releasing the beta for the three major platforms - linux and mac os x as well as windows. Some of us will be forced to wait even longer just because we won't put a windows box on our network. Though in fairness to those with windows I'm not asking you to hold up the beta on them because of the other platforms, just keep in mind one user voice thinks it is a priority to support the other platforms - over feature y or z or beta bug fixes.
> Some stats: > > The 70th alpha release was put out yesterday, right now at a pace of > about 1 release per day. > There are 294 bug reports in the bug tracker of which, probably 75% > are solved. > There are at least 14 people working actively on R3, with 7-8 more > inactive people, busy with other work. > VID3 is currently consisting of roughly 128 kb source code.
I want you to know that those of us waiting really appreciate your status updates, even simple ones like this are nice to hear. Thanks, Rod.