[tahoe-dev] let's release what we've got (was: plans for tahoe-1.3.1)

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Thu Apr 2 15:09:22 UTC 2009


At PyCon, I was excited find out that Tahoe has become a commonly- 
known project within the Python community.  For example, it would  
come up casually in conversation between two people that I didn't know.

Brian persuaded me that it is valuable to "release early, release  
often".  What is currently in trunk has substantial improvements over  
tahoe-1.3.0.  I mentioned some of those features that are already  
there in my previous mail:


Since then, Brian committed garbage collection and, yesterday, an  
important optimization in processing the Merkle Tree for download of  
really big files (multi-GB).

I'd like to put out a stable release of Tahoe tomorrow, Friday, March  
3.  Before then we should try to make sure that there are no  
regressions in which trunk has a bug that 1.3.0 didn't.

Let's call it "1.4.0" instead of "1.3.1" in honor of the important  
new garbage collection feature.

There are several tickets that I still want someone to look at before  
we tag the 1.4.0 release, because they might indicate a regression or  
an "unable to install on my platform".  See The Roadmap for a  
complete list: http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/roadmap .

Please jump in and test current trunk or examine the bugs listed on  
the Roadmap!



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