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Re: svn 1.1: All aboard. Train is leaving the station.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-07 18:00:55 CEST

On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 09:03, kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> Unless you seriously intend to have *no* code changes on trunk (except
> doc string or error message tweaks) for four weeks, which I don't
> believe you do, then freeze means a branch.

Sure, but that's not what we did for 1.0.

> The benefit of a freeze can happen anywhere. The inconvenience of a
> freeze only happens if you freeze trunk. Ergo, don't freeze trunk :-).

You're making it sound like the decision is a no-brainer: "freezing
trunk is inconvenient, so obviously we should freeze a branch." But
you're ignoring the counterargument, that freezing trunk forces
developers to test it more. Back for 1.0, we deemed that particular
benefit to be worth the inconvenience of halting new work.

But heck, nobody seems to be arguing for freezing trunk at all. And I
certainly agree with you, so forget the debate. Let's just make a
branch and freeze it. :-)

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