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freebsd subversion port

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2005-11-23 21:01:25 CET

Dear Lev,

A few of us just learned that you published the subversion 1.3.0-rc2
tarball into the FreeBSD ports tree. I wanted to let you know that
this was a mistake, and to clarify why.

First, subversion 1.3 is not yet officially released. It has not been
fully tested and QA'd. The "rc" tarballs represent "release
candidates", which are betas released to the public purely for
testing. Because the quality of such tarballs is unknown, the release
candidates are not necessarily safe for public distribution or
deployment.

Second, you not only distributed a release-candidate tarball to
FreeBSD, but one which the developers *themselves* had not even tested
and voted on! This is doubly dangerous, since we hadn't even been
released the rc2 tarball to public testers yet.

My recommendation is that you change the port back to subversion
1.2.3, the latest stable release. In a few weeks -- after the public
testing period is complete -- it will be safe to distribute the final
1.3.0 release.

Thanks,

   Ben Collins-Sussman, and some other svn developers.

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