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Re: Small incremental releases are good!

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Feb 08, 2004 at 05:28 UTC ( #327424=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Small incremental releases are good!

I agree, but would like to add that small regular incremental fixes are good...

Personally, if I am looking for something on say http://www.freshmeat.net or http://www.sourceforge.net. I look for when developement was started and when the last update was. Most times I'll choose something that was started a long time ago with recent updates.

This may only make me feel comfortable that people are actively working on the code, but I have seen many times that if there is no recent work done there will most likely not be any done (in the near future) if I experience a problem with the code.

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Re^2: Small incremental releases are good!
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Feb 08, 2004 at 11:24 UTC
    This may only make me feel comfortable that people are actively working on the code, but I have seen many times that if there is no recent work done there will most likely not be any done (in the near future) if I experience a problem with the code.

    This is one of my heuristics too, but you can take it too far. Sometimes things don't change just because they, well, work :-)

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