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Re: soak time (was: Ann: Subversion 0.35.1 released)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-12-22 19:27:22 CET

I don't think the "soak time" system itself is broken, we just had
some human error this time. No system is going to eliminate that
completely, but the soak time is still valuable...

-K

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> We settled on a week of "soak time" simply to avoid patch releases like
> this right after releasing. If we *still* do little patches like this,
> then wtf do we have a soak time for?
>
> I'd like to suggest that we just dispense with the soak time. It is
> certainly not preventing patch releases. Yes, I know that other patches
> got into 0.35 that may not have been there, but we released a 0.35.1
> anyways. They could have gone there.
>
> And yah, I know that the release is going to be way stable now anyways, so
> risks are low and soak isn't needed. Mostly, I'm talking about when we
> start making regular releases again next year. Screw the soak time and the
> delay it introduces. Just stick with bi-weekly releases. If you miss a
> release, then wait for the next. It isn't very far off. If the problem is
> critical, then sure: we make a patch. But the soak time that we're
> providing is only giving us time to integrate non-critical, and is not
> saving us from patch releases for the critical items. Thus, I consider the
> experience so far to be a failure.
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 05:20:30PM +0100, Jostein Chr. Andersen wrote:
> > The latest interim bugfix release of Subversion is ready at
> >
> >    http://svn.collab.net/tarballs/subversion-0.35.1.tar.gz
> >
> > The MD5 checksum is c4473988acdd82e8b0e176eefc7d0fb7.
> >
> > CHANGES:
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > Version 0.35.1 (branching 19 December 2003, from /tags/0.35.0)
> > http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/tags/0.35.1
> >
> > NOTICES:
> >
> > This release is to correct for the problems in the 0.35.0
> > release and affects Windows users only:
> >
> > * fix: file handle leak (r8048)
> > * fix: UTF-8 path problem (issue #1660)
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > Please direct questions/comments to the users@subversion.tigris.org
> > and/or dev@subversion.tigris.org mailing lists.
> >
> > Jostein
> >
> >
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> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
>
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