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Re: 16855 and our secret neighbors

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-21 01:36:04 CEST

On 10/20/05, Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> wrote:
> 16855 is the change, currently on trunk, and proposed for 1.3.x, which
> stops outputting "END\n" to empty prop files, wasting 4 bytes
> In the interest of full disclosure, this change *will* break JavaSVN,
> Thus, my inclination in response to these concerns is that if and when
> this change merges to the 1.3 branch, is to simply put in a large
> release note in a developer section, give a heads up at RC time to all
> the people we know about who might be affected, and call that that.

If this change breaks compatibility with third-party software, it
sounds risky to add it a few hours before the official release

Might we want to save r16855 for 1.4, since we're revving the WC
format in 1.4 anyway?



David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
Received on Fri Oct 21 01:57:08 2005

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