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Re: When to tag was Re: Soliciting signatures for Subversion 1.1.4

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2005-04-03 02:55:28 CEST

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 04:39:16PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> That's a private list and I'm not comfortable conducting releases in
> private. Creating a release is a community thing - as such, I feel this
> needs to occur openly.

No it's not. It's a committers thing. Only the committers have the
power to call something a release. I think the benefits of "community"
input at that stage is minimal compared to the potential risks to the
people who don't listen that it's only there for testing.

> Also, an additional piece of information that a user can use to decide
> whether to 'like' a release is the public votes (and sigs) on dev@svn.
> This way the sigs don't just appear out of the blue.

Well the sigs will obviously be publically published. I'm not sure how
much additional information you really expect to people to gain from the
email with the signature on it.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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