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[TSVN] Re: Releasing

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-09 17:34:12 CET

Jens Peters wrote:
>> I think we should stick with what we do now. Make releases in sync
>> with Subversion. Those who want to test new features can always use a
>> nightly build. I really don't like the idea of making more official
>> releases, because it's always a lot of work (complete rebuild,
>> uploading, adjusting the links manually, get the translators to
>> update, build the language packs, upload the language packs, adjust
>> the links there too, ...)
>>
>> I'd rather spend that time working on TSVN.
>>
> That's my opinion as well .. Keep it like it is.

... and it wouldn't work anyway. What are you going to release? Stall
HEAD until there are no negative comments for 2 weeks? That would halt
all progress. Create a branch every 2 weeks and apply only bugfix
revisions? That could work, but would possibly be *less* stable as you
would be releasing a patched branch, and Stefan would be bogged down in
branch maintenance all the time.

This sort of scheme might be OK for Subversion where there is a large
active development team and some full-time employees, but when Stefan is
maintaining the code single handed it's just one burden too many. And
SVN only does a release every few months, not every 2 weeks.

I vote to keep it like it is too.

Simon

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