I strongly disagree. Nothing should be released until all issues are taken care of and all participants got familiar with the process. Otherwise it will just hang for eternity. Taking care of release process is single most important thing for this release, any actual fixes are nothing compared to it.

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 2:41 AM, Walter Bright <walter@digitalmars.com> wrote:
There appear to be numerous issues with building a beta. In order to parallelize this a bit, I propose I simply build the initial beta the same way I've always done it, while those issues get worked out.

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