> This follows on from the fairly recent 9.6.0a1. Both 9.4.0 and 9.5.0 went
> all the way to a6 before the first beta release, so this was a bit of
> a surprise. Does it mean ISC are particularly confident of 9.6.0*'s
> robustness? Or just that "no-one starts testing until it is called beta"?


Some of both, plus a desire on ISC's part to tighten up and focus the
release cycle. The feature delta between 9.4 and 9.5 was nearly 300
entries in CHANGES; between 9.5 and 9.6 it's only 24, so we don't need
as much time or as many alphas.

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Evan Hunt -- evan_hunt@isc.org
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.