First I want to congratulate @bep on delivering this recent major release to the core code of the framework with so few ensuing issues.
I am for one sorry I was not able to help test Hugo .0.55.0 when Björn Eric solicited the community earlier this month. I’m always struggling with compiling from source as I rely too much on brew and end up giving up as work keeps piling on.
I’m wondering if this kind of early stage testing could not be facilitated enough so that users like me (stuck at step x of building form source), could also help test drive future major releases against their projects.
I wonder how complicated it would be to compile a few binaries with a beta release source in order to broaden the potential reach of such “beta” program.
There’s a lot of intermediate people out there eager to test drive future releases against their combined projects and use cases. They could increase Hugo’s beta testing pool and help spot more issues before the release.