[Gpg4win-users-en] Beta release announcements? (Re: Gpg4win beta 3.0.0)

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at intevation.de
Tue Apr 5 17:03:53 CEST 2016


On Tuesday 05 April 2016 16:08:30 Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 April 2016 at 12:11:20, David wrote:
> > > Right now, there is no automatic way of being updated.
> > > What kind of update way would you expect, a microblogging entry
> > > or an email to one of the lists?
> > 
> > I was not really expecting an automatic update. I was thinking more
> > along the idea of an email sent to one of your lists. Similar to how you
> > announce new version of the current stable release.

Btw. automatic update notifications (not updates) are a feature on our backlog 
for 3.0 so this will come at one point.

> Right now, we do not want to clutter up the announce mailinglist
> with too many beta messages.
> >  I don't know how often you update your beta but I have been checking
> > 
> > every week or so.
> Sometimes we release quickly, sometimes slow.

Yes the velocity depends a bit on new things that we think users should test. 
For now this was mostly gnupg 2.1, gpgOL and we are currently working on 
Kleopatra features after lots of internal / background work to make it more 
maintainable. Once we've implemented some new features we will make a new 

Also we want to fix some of the things our testers report before we are handing 
out a release with the same bugs again ;-)

> Maybe it is a good idea to have a quick email to gpg4win-devel@ once
> a new beta is available.
> @Andre, what do you think?

I think the users lists are the right place, as we are looking to our users to 
help testing things and we don't update the Beta that often. I expect this at 
most to be 1-2 beta's per month over the summer and then we might have our 
automatic notifications (which we will also want to test before going stable 
with it). So the noise level should be acceptable imo.


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