Paraphrasing something I said on a GNU mailing list about SourceHut's "alpha" status:
The alpha and beta milestones are how we're driving the software well above and beyond the levels of quality typical of our domain. Today, during the alpha, sourcehut is *already* the fastest and most reliable software forge, period. But we're not impressed by the competition, which is why I set our goals even higher, and why it's still considered in alpha.
@sir Amen, Brother! 👍
You should write a book about this, honestly.
@sir I think beta/alpha status is often confused with instability, but it just signifies that there are possibly compatibility breaking changes released every once in a while.
Or at least that's how I see many free software projects use it. When Microsoft says beta it's usually because it is unstable.
@sir I'm a happy user/supporter of sourcehut. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the alpha. The philosophy behind it really differentiates it from other options (which seem to blend into a "sameness"). Great work.
@ruivieira thanks ❤️
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