How about 1.4.1 goes into a semi-permanent testing status? That way those that want to test and monitor the newer version can enable testing, install, then disable testing. Others, like Paul and Georgetoon, can continue with 1.3.9 without disruption. Then, when the main development has reached a point where it is worth it to update (whether it's 1.4.2 or 1.5.1 ), it gets moved to main.
I can definitely agree with that. Mind you that I am reluctant to mess with something that's already working, only to have to deal with a whole new set of issues. With it in testing (as long as it stays there), it will give me, Meemaw, ms_meme and georgetoon a chance to feel our way around and see what new issues it brings along. Personally, I can install it from testing on a computer that isn't used for the final production of the magazine, and feel safe running the newer version through its paces without it borking my production environment that I rely on every month.
Then, if all works out well, we can move it from testing and into the main repos.
How does that sound?
I would assume that 1.4.1 would be backwards compatible with 1.3.9. if so, I have a laptop that I can install from testing (or wherever you guys place it). i can even build my pages for comic feature and magazine and see if thing work. Then, transfer to main system, open, and see if things still click.
Laptop has a bad, cracked hinge. So far, display still works.
It's beyond the duct tape fix.
Sounds like a good testing machine to me!:)