[ntp:questions] Experimental ntpd for Windows

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Feb 4 20:49:21 UTC 2009

>>> In article <9q3o56-p56.ln1 at gateway.py.meinberg.de>, Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> writes:

Martin> We may have some intermediate versions of ntp-dev which can be used
Martin> to test a new feature or algorithm on a couple of machines, maybe
Martin> even with some restrictions concerning other applications.

Martin> However, release (-stable) versions should work as expected
Martin> regardless which other apps are running.

Agreed 100%, and put another way, -stable should *only* ever get patches
that are *stable*, and experimental code can be initially tested separately
before it is added to -dev.  And there comes a time in each -dev where we
have a "feature freeze" and only allow patches for bugs, and perhaps a bit
later, only blocking bugs.

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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