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interim release shelved due to code churn

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-20 01:27:32 CEST

It would have been very nice to have one more interim release before
Alpha, but unfortunately we spent an unexpected amount of time
wrangling with various i18n issues, both in Subversion and in
apr/apr-util. It looks like the latter are *almost* entirely sorted
out now -- there's a pending fix to apr-util's configuration, and we
still have to test that charset conversion works on Windows.

Making an interim release would have meant backdating apr and apr-util
appropriately, adjusting all the standard notices for this, and then
still dealing with questions when people try to update to head and
suddenly their Subversion doesn't do i18n anymore. When an interim
release threatens to become a time sink in and of itself, there's a
problem :-).

If we decide we need the extra testing, we can still put out a
"candidate Alpha" before Alpha, but let's play that by ear.

Have a good weekend, everybody, and remember: "weekend" is an old
abbreviation for "The Time of Bug Finding and Fixing".


kfogel@tigris.org writes:
> * www/project_status.html: Remove projected interim release.
> The development heads of apr/apu and httpd have been too unstable the
> last few days, so if we released an interim tarball, it would be the
> first one that didn't obey the bootstrap rule of "you should update
> immediately to head of svn, apr, apu, and httpd to test this".
> Doesn't seem worth the effort. I'd rather spend our time stabilizing
> our dependencies and getting Subversion to match them. If the
> instability persists, then we'll have to start recommending dated
> revisions of everything.

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