On 4/5/07, Malcolm Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 01:36:32AM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> > On 4/5/07, Erik Huelsmann <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >Sure. But asking is free isn't it? I think 1.4.4 and 1.1.5 are the
> > >important ones though. 1.4.4 needs no explanation and 1.1.x is still
> > >widely in use on Debian derived sysytems (1.1.4 is in Sarge).
> > Why do you think the Debian maintainers can't apply a patch?
> > The point is that us producing anything other than 1.4.x release is
> > silly as we don't recommend anyone using anything older - if a
> > particular distro uses 1.1.x or whatever, then it's the distro
> > maintainers responsibility to apply a patch - not us. -- justin
> We also still support the 1.3 line, according to the 1.4 release notes.
> I have no problem with us publishing a patch for 1., if it means
> that we can avoid recreating a build environment. As Justin says, it
> also probably helps avoid user confusion, and I suspect it's easier to
> upload a patch+sig to CollabNet than all the zip/tar files and sigs.
> However, even if we release a patch, we still need to:
> - backport to the 1.x line in question and produce a patch
> - apply the patch to the 1.x tarball
I don't think that is what he was trying to say with "patch"
(At least I don't think that is what was being said)
Yes, we need to backport and test the fix. Then we just publish
the output of svn diff from the prior release to the new state.
(Thus making a patch). Debian, I am sure, does not just run
binaries that the Subversion project releases - they put in
source plus any of their own patches and build a result.
This would be one more of those.
Having said that - being that Subversion is version control,
I would hope that we could at least show that we can maintain
older branches with the system - it may just be a bit harder to
get enough people to spend the time to test/sign the archive.
Michael Sinz Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
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Received on Thu Apr 5 19:32:13 2007