Kyle Hamilton wrote:
> On 2/26/07, Ed Boyce <[hidden email]
>> A link to download the Beta SDK is back on the main page. And not to
>> discourage anyone from trying it, but keep in mind that a new release
>> should be available after very few rotations of the planet from now.
> Honestly, a new release should be available every few rotations of the
> planet regardless. "Release Early, Release Often" -- have the stable
> SDK release, then the betas leading up to the next stable release, and
> instructions for "staying on the bleeding edge" from the repositories.
> Also, release instructions on "update from one major version of the
> SDK to the next".
It is my understanding that the Croquet development model is moving in
The upcoming release is actually going to be the first non-beta or
"stable" release, suitable for broader use than previous betas. As
such, please understand the need for the intensive testing that is
occurring this week. Once this release is out, new development
Bleeding Edge lines will take form, with more community access and
development participation than previously.
To borrow a phrase from Eric S. Raymond, the Croquet development model
is migrating out of the Cathedral and into the Bazaar. It's just doing
so in stages -- carefully thought out cautious stages so that the
user-developer communiy doesn't get frustrated with unneccessary
instabilities. In other words, the folks who have been creating
Croquet since before the turn of he Millennium want this release to be
a stable starting point from which greater community development can
occur with a minimum of mass frastration. That's why the release
number is going to be "1.0," with no appended "Beta."
Please stay tuned and don't be discouraged. And please also
understand that suggestions about how to open and expand community
devoloper access are being heard and heeded.
> And integrated instructions on how to export and reimport the classes
> that are being worked on.
> Then again, it's almost impossible to get all that. *shrugs* :)
> -Kyle H