On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Christopher Aillon wrote:
On 10/14/2009 07:56 AM, Mike McGrath wrote:
Feodra 11 should not have shipped with a beta but the previous stable
That's really easy for you to say, considering you don't use Thunderbird, and
you have no information about the decision making process.
The information I used to make the decision was:
* The upstream release date was going to be within a week of
F11's release date, from a normally reliable source
* 3.0 had many desirable improvements to performance
* 2.0 would be EOL'd by upstream soon
* Thunderbird users tend to be in the "want upgrade now" camp
* Changing from 2.0 -> 3.0 after F11 was released is not something I
wanted to do
* Tb3 beta would affect a smaller portion of Fedora users anyway since
Thunderbird is _not_ the default mail client.
* Given initial testing by my team, and tracking upstream feedback, it
worked well enough and there were no major regressions over 2.0.
Given the situation and circumstances, with the information I had available, I
would make the same decision again.
I would have made the same decision as you, that doesn't mean it wasn't a
mistake. We have no policies or procedures in place to guide you, me or
anyone else otherwise. As such, we run into these issues, cause pain for
the users, etc, etc.