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Re: Patch needed for javahl in release 0.34

From: Patrick Mayweg <mayweg_at_qint.de>
Date: 2003-11-29 11:45:18 CET

Hi Jostein,

Jostein Chr. Andersen wrote:

>Hi Patrick,
>On Saturday 29 November 2003 09.18, Patrick Mayweg wrote:
>>Hi Jostein,
>>could you add the revision 7868 for javahl to the 0.34 branch,so that
>>the javahl binding will be compilable in the release ?
>I'm really sorry: -No! I (and I sure hope others) consider that
>"/tags/0.34.0/" have a codefreeze (it's done a week before release for a
>very good reason).
I do not see a /tags/0.34.0, only /branches/0.34.0. So I thought the
codefreeze was not already active.

>I have no problem at all to understand that it's very easy to be tempted
>to merge stuff into the release branch, the branch just are there, ready
>to be improved. But I say no, improvements are for upcoming versions.
>Only changes related to the new version as CHANGES, svn_version.h and
>other stuff that's related for making a good subversion-X.YY.Z release
>out of a given revision should be done.
>An exception from this rule is strongly needed fixes, such as: -The
>repository will be destroyed and the cat will be put on fire if we don't
>merge that change.
>So, sometimes, merging from a revision have to be done in order to make
>the release run at all.
>I know that Chia-liang is eager to have r7861 merged into the release
>branch to (and I'm a Perl fanatic and would love to have it on 0.34.0),
>but won't do that either without approvement from Subversion's
>So my policy about this is that even changes that probably don't affect
>stability at all won't make it before next release.
>Of course, this might be discussed and I can change my mind - in fact, I
>have to if "everyone" says I should or else..

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