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Re: Release procedures improvements.

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-04-05 05:51:47 CEST

--On Monday, April 4, 2005 10:12 PM -0500 kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> I understand your concern now. If we put out
>
> subversion-X.Y.Z-prerelease.tar.gz
>
> and that gets tested and signed and eventually released, then we just
> knock the "-prerelease" off the name and release that exact tarball.
> But if it *doesn't* pass the test-&-sign stage, then we don't ever
> release
>
> subversion-X.Y.Z.tar.gz
>
> Instead, we start over with
>
> subversion-X.Y.<Z+1>-prerelease.tar.gz
>
> So, we'd still avoid the jump-the-gun problem, but we wouldn't avoid
> the toss-the-release-number problem (but that's okay, as that was
> never considered a big problem by anyone anyway).
>
> I think I'm okay with that policy, if I've summarized it correctly.

Yes, the policy that you described matches what I meant, but clearer. =)

If we do this, then I'm happy with the -prerelease name.

> But instead of committing to it like a real mensch, I'll be all
> wishy-washy and tentative and see what others think about it first.

Ha. -- justin

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