Lord Aro wrote:
2.5 beta 9 is from 2006!
The dates have absolutely nothing to do with anything other than a convenient way to organize the files on your hard drive. What IS important is the versioning of the releases.
In TTDPatch there are three current releases:
STABLE: TTDPatch Version 2.0 rev1
- No bugs, no crashes
- Does NOT support newer features
BETA: TTDPatch Version 2.5 beta 9
- Several outstanding bugs
- Does not support newer features
ALPHA (nightly): TTDPatch Version 2.6 alpha 0 r2366
- Many outstanding bugs including those from 2.5
- Includes latest features.
My personal experience is that the current alpha (r2366) is very stable.
I have had NO crashes.
Although there are many outstanding bug reports, I have not encountered any of them.
I do not consider the current inavailabilty of newobject tool tips to be a bug, but rather a desirable feature.
I do not consider the current inavailabilty of a newobject tool in the scenario editor to be a bug, but rather a desirable feature.
Unless someone can confirm the bugs attributed to beta 2.5, I suggest moving it to STABLE.
Unless someone can confirm the bugs attributed to alpha 2.6, I suggest moving it to BETA.
These steps should "clear the decks".
Any new bug reports should be attributed to 2.6 beta 0 and resolved before moving on the next version.
A new ALPHA 2.7 should be started for NEW FEATURE developement.and resolution of bugs only attributable to those new 2.7 features.
On bug reports: In the past Just about anybody has been able to log a bug report, often without veryfying repeatability or previous reports. This has led to a lot of spurious reports and a stuffed bug report file. To resolve this, I suggest that the general public be encouraged to post their reports in these forums and that only developers be able to log the reports after proper validation.
As roboboy has taken the innitiative (
) he should have the final say in any of this.
These are just my random thoughts.