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Re: phpbb future

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what the difference betweeb RC1 and Gold?
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RC= Release Candidate
Gold= Final Release
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the RC stages are meant to be copies of the software that are fully ready to be released as the x.x.0 version.. All testing should have been done on it, all bugs ironed out etc..

Basically the Gold version is a repackaged RCx (x denotes number), and then released..

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d4rkst4r123 wrote: what the difference betweeb RC1 and Gold?

Possibly nothing, except for the label. If, say RC1 is released and no major bugs are found, it will simply be relabeled to 3.0.0, the final release. If on the other hand a big problem is found, it will be fixed and RC2 will be put out on the street. Etc.

The reason the RC stage could have bugs surface that were not found before is that people are encouraged to start using it for live sites, a big difference with the beta stage. It's basically the development team saying, "OK, we think it's good to go, we are comfortable having you running a live site on it".
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Eelke wrote: It's basically the development team saying, "OK, we think it's good to go, we are comfortable having you running a live site on it".

Not quite...
Acyd Burn wrote: Obtaining Support

During the beta phase a minimal level of support will be given. We will provide answers to general setup questions, configuration problems and support for determining common problems mostly related to bugs. We will not support modifications, custom code/style additions or any users using the beta packages within a live environment.

For some support questions we may ask you to re-install the beta, clean tables in the database, purge data or other actions which are not advised to do in a live environment. So please be aware that you are still on your own if you run the beta in such an environment.

Beginning with the release candidates full support will of course be given.
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Highway of Life wrote:
Eelke wrote: It's basically the development team saying, "OK, we think it's good to go, we are comfortable having you running a live site on it".

Not quite...


I think what Eelke was trying to say is RC is the time where you can use it on live sites, where beta isn't (in part of answer to d4rkst4r123's question about RC/gold).

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