I'm not totally sure about that, ref. :
To not let these things happen again we will (as i have noted previously) change the release structure a little bit, beginning with the gold release. This change will see a Release Candidate for every minor release, meaning before 3.0.1 gets released for example, there will be a release candidate for this version before.
Please especially note :
beginning with the gold release
I mean : You can't totally exclude, that there will be a "release candidate for Gold" (A "frontrunner release candidate" for phpBB 3.0.0, outside the normal RC versioning) for frontrunner people to take the hits for something minor and report it, a release candidate for the final, before the final-final))
BTW : Did you know that it's a well preserved secret which recursive acronym is contained in "phpBB" : P Halfdone Pizza Bulletin Board
or P Hot Pizza Bulletin Board
- Because basicly it is like the pizza man leaning inn over the table in the Pizzaria, looking the impatient, ranting and complaining customer directly in the eyes :
Do you want it now, or do you want it when it's ready?!
If you want it now, you can grab a RC or a CVS.
If you want it when it's ready you wait for Gold.