> > I'd stay the chaos started when announcing the release well before everything was
> > build/smoke tested on all platforms, before all the packages were created and the
> > actual mamedev.org page was fully updated. I can't remember when (if ever) that was
> > ever done before like that, honestly.
> Try every release for the past 12+ months. Someone has been posting (apparently
> self-assembled) whatsnews on a Chinese forum sometimes 36 hours out from releases,
> which has occasionally resulted in angry Asians posting here demanding the release. I
> waited for Kale to tag the release, which is generally when e.g. John IV or Lord
> Nightmare have posted whatsnews on MW in the past.
I understand the thought about the 'leaked' whatsnews we've deal with in the past, but that's not the point I'm making. I am quite sure (and they can attest to the fact in reply if needed) that when LN, JohnIV or whomever else has announced a release for MAME in the past, it was never done so without seeing the actual website updates take hold first. It's just my opinion you jumped the gun, is all, which added to the pressure and confusion of getting the release in a timely manner.