It is important that when releases of the Linux-HA software announced on the Linux-HA mailing lists largely be associated with the project, and work to both improve the quality of the project, and make effective use of the relatively limited testing resources of the community.
Of course, any one may create a custom release, at any time, for any purpose they desire.
However, we ask that they not be announced to the Linux-HA mailing lists without the approval of the project leadership (currently AlanRobertson) - unless they are very nearly identical to some already released official project version. A good example of this kind of "automatic approval" is the provision of Debian, FreeBSD, Red Hat, or Solaris packages of official Linux-HA releases.
This is because, although we are very proud of our community, and a great many people make excellent use of the software, it is unfortunately true that the number of helpful individuals who are willing to try new releases is currently limited.
When people begin to announce their own custom releases will dilute this limited resource, and the official project releases will have insufficient testing resource remaining for testing of official releases. This is in addition the confusion caused by the disarray and randomness such announcements cause.