[sword-devel] lack of release

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Sat Oct 21 15:49:48 MST 2017

Today is 21 October.  That means it is now one full year since the
supposed "release wrapup" for 1.8.0 began.

Let me say that again.

We have gone 365 days without a release, since the opening, concrete
suggestion of an impending release was made.

It is one thing to admit, as we all must, that our time to work on this
project waxes and wanes.

However it is another thing entirely to realize that it has already
taken a year since first claim for next release, without achieving that

And it is yet a 3rd thing to note that an RC came out in April -- both
six months /later/ and now six months /ago/ -- consequent to which
literally nothing seems to have been done, because it is still a 4th
thing that when the 2nd RC came out -- 5 weeks later at end of May -- a
problem I had reported within hours of the 1st RC had received exactly
no attention, all of this ultimately leading to the open question, "What
precisely is the /purpose/ of an RC, if not to solicit feedback and fix
problems found, immediately prior to release?"  It's called a release
candidate, after all, the idea of which is supposed to be that you're at
the edge of kicking the real, final thing out the door to the public. 
But no, that was 6 months ago, and ... well, nothing.  Oh, a bit about a
delay in August due to a life milestone -- all well and good -- but the
offered horizon on that event was 3 weeks, not another two-plus months.

I had more that I thought I would include in this email, but I can't
handle the additional bile inducement. You have no idea how much anger,
resentment, bitterness, and depression is stewing out here.
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