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Re: r21207 (Renaming --no-svndiff1 to --pre-1.4-compatible)

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2006-08-26 15:31:31 CEST

Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net> writes:

> Let rc5 be tossed *if* the conversation concludes with a consensus in
> that direction. Either way, we'll have had the benefit of additional
> soak time for the fixes merged since rc4. If the final consensus is that
> we can release 1.4.0 rc5 as final, then we will have saved time.

Or we could have rolled rc5 without your change, continued the name
change discussion, and reached a consensus that the original name was
better and then released rc5 as final. With the current rc5, if we
decide the original name is better we would need an rc6 and you will
have delayed the release.

As it happens I think the name change was pointless, we cannot expect
users to understand what this option does just from its name; reading
the documentation, or the code, will be necessary. What I dislike is
the way you pushed this through just before a release, it was
unnecessary to do it like that because if the change was important
enough then there would have been a consensus to delay the release in
order to make the change.

Philip Martin
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Received on Sat Aug 26 15:32:12 2006

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