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Re: Let's set a date/goal for the 1.5 Branch

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-09-04 19:40:37 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:
> On 9/3/07, Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 31, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:
>>
>>> On 8/30/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
>>>> "Mark Phippard" <markphip@gmail.com> writes:
>>>>> I propose October 12th as that date, which gives us 6 full weeks of
>>>>> development time, and if we get the pieces in place quickly for a
>>>>> release candidate, gives us enough time to get the GA out before the
>>>>> end of the year. Personally, I think we should shoot for end of
>>>>> November, so that X-Mas and holiday season does not get in the way.
>>>> +1
>>>>
>>>> I think it's time to set a date and mean it. We've got to get this
>>>> thing out before the end of the year!
>>> Thanks for responding. I thought this would have got more responses
>>> than it has.
>>>
>>> Hyrum, Erik, Vlad, Ivan, Eric, Blair ???
>> I'm working on relative externals, so October 12th sounds good to me
>> to get that feature in by then.
>
> Cool, it'd be awesome to get this feature in 1.5! Have all of the
> design/UI discussions around this run their course? I'd hate to see
> it get derailed at the last minute because someone missed what you are
> planning to do.

I believe so. The only change was to use ^/dir instead of ^dir as the root of
the repository.

>
> The last I remember you were proposing a new syntax and people raised
> some questions about how various shells would handle it. I did not
> see any objections, just questions, that I do not recall were
> answered. I was not sure if this meant you went back to look for an
> alternative or were just plowing ahead.

We're just plowing ahead. As far as I am aware, no shells have an issue with
using ^ in the middle of a command, except for the Windows command, which will
need to protect it.

> I assume you are not attempting to make all subcommand understand the
> new syntax? I know that was expressed as an idea of something that
> would be good. I'd suggest it could wait for a 1.6 release unless the
> effort is not that great.

No, this is just for external definitions. Even after I finish the relative
externals, I don't think I'll be working on making it available for all subcommands.

Regards,
Blair

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