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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Include user mailing list for RC release?
Date Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:58:42 GMT
On 2018-02-10, Jaikiran Pai wrote:

> Our recent release of Ant showed up a major issue[1] which impact Ant
> users. The issue was found almost as soon as Ant was released, thanks
> to the user upgrading to this newer version. I think this is an issue
> which could have been caught before the release, in the RC, if more
> people tested the RC on their projects. I noticed that we send the
> VOTE mail, for RCs, just to the Ant dev list. I'm wondering if we
> should even include our Ant user mailing list for such RC votes, just
> to get some attention from a bit more wider audience who might be
> willing to run their projects against the RC, so that issues like
> these can hopefully be caught before we actually do a release.

We used to do so, even cut beta releases so people could test them years
ago. Back then nobody tried the betas so we stopped doing them. I'm not
saying we shouldn't include the user mailing list, let's just do
that. I'm just a bit pessimistic this would have caught the problem.


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