R alpha/beta naming

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:22:23 +0100

Read this morning
>>>	R : Copyright 1998, Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka
>>>	Version 0.61.2 Alpha (March 15, 1998)
So, there still is no  "R beta" around....

- If I didn't know R, would I use a statistics software, if it was still 
  in alpha testing state?
- Is this really what we want to tell people about R?

More to the point:
	I think, we could have called it beta, really.
	Even though there still are known bugs.

	S-plus 4.0 wasn't even called beta...

==> Should we plan to release  
    0.61.3 Beta ?
	   ----  (with only very minor changes from 0.61.2)

Other opinions?

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