Alpha 2? Beta 1?

Pavel Sanda sanda at
Mon Jan 25 19:26:34 UTC 2021

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 07:59:02PM +0100, Thibaut Cuvelier wrote:
> > A couple fairly significant regressions have now been fixed in Alpha 1,
> > so it looks like time to do another release. The default would be to go
> > with Alpha 2. But, besides some missing layout files (my fault) and a
> > problem opening files, we have not had any serious bug reports from
> > Alpha 1 (that aren't already in 2.3.x). Should we think about a beta
> > release? To be honest, I don't know myself what people think the
> > difference is between the two, so I'd welcome suggestions.
> >
> I would really like to ship an ePub export in 2.4, building upon the
> DocBook export. I think I could work on that this week.

This would be great.
> For alpha vs. beta, I often see that alpha is near-release, but not yet
> feature-frozen, while the developers would like feedback on the current
> state of the software; beta is feature-frozen, with only bug fixes included
> in one release to the other (RC meaning that only critical bug fixes are
> being fixed).

Per our own definitions alpha means only *few* new features are expected to
happen for 2.4, beta means only *small* changes intended for 2.4.

If you wait for ePub to finish then I think it's time for beta, if you
want to push release now, then I'd still go with alpha.

But I don't think it matters much in the end, 

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