[Clamav-devel] Release Candidates?

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Fri May 9 08:36:23 EDT 2014


We found an internal issue with only the Windows build of ClamAV containing some debug code in a certain situation, so we had to correct that.

We used to do RCs for ClamAV, but we rarely heard any feedback during the RC, and then we’d get bug reports when we did the actual release.

If we could get a dedicated group of people to commit to testing an RC/Beta, etc, we could start doing it again.

Joel Esler
Open Source Manager
Threat Intelligence Team Lead
Vulnerability Research Team

On May 8, 2014, at 12:30 PM, Mark Allan <markjallan at gmail.com<mailto:markjallan at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi all,

Given the (as yet undisclosed) problems with 0.98.2 and its subsequent pulling, and the release of 0.98.3 which followed shortly thereafter and which also appears to be problematic for some, might it be worth considering reinstating Release Candidates again?

If an announcement had been made either via the blog or this mailing list, it would allow people to test and find these issues before they hit the general public.

Just a thought.  Not sure what anyone else thinks about this, or why the RC announcements/builds stopped in the first place.


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