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Re: svn 1.1.1 with r11211 - users perspective

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-11 19:03:39 CEST

Tobias Ringström <tobias@ringstrom.mine.nu> writes:
> That's great, but don't feel that it's your fault that we don't have
> 1.0.9 or 1.1.1 yet. You spoke against making new releases quickly
> which is perfectly alright (although I don't agree, obviously). I
> think the main reason that we've made zero progress towards new
> releases is that the "big guys" (except brane) haven't made any
> comments (publicly) neither for nor against a release. Maybe I should
> have called a vote.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh :-).

If we are to have a "big guys" category in this project, please note
that both you and Ben Reser are as "big" as anyone here. But the
whole concept is slippery, because part of the way someone gets to be
seen as "big" is by taking initiative on things like making releases
happen.

No vote would have been necessary. Just say "Wow, this problem is
really bad, we need a new release, and I volunteer to do whatever's
necessary to make that happen, up to and including RM if Ben's busy."
(Fortunately, Ben can do it soon anyway.)

I don't think anyone would have objected -- partly because when you
volunteer for all that work, it's a sign of how important you think
the issue is :-).

Since Ben is willing to manage it, and only asks for time to get a
handle on the other fixes that might go into the release, it looks
like this has resolved itself. But there's something you can do in
the meantime: Put a notice on our front page describing the ls issue,
reaffirming that it is known & solved, that new releases will be
coming out soon with fixes, and that one can upgrade to trunk head or
apply <link-to-patch/> if one is desparate to fix it sooner.

(I think for a problem this noticeable, a temporary notice like that
is appropriate. Anything else you can think of?)

-Karl, a "big guy" who simply had other things on his plate, and never
       meant to hold up a release.

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