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Re: We should bump WC format version number for 1.5.

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-10-04 21:02:58 CEST

On Oct 4, 2007, at 11:54 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:

> But those users are not as likely to have a problem either. An
> SCPlugin users sees this Depth setting and says "What the heck" let me
> try that. OK, no problem so far. They would have to have another
> client running 1.4 to hit the problem.

They do, they do. They still have 1.2 clients making messes with my
lovely 1.4 working copies.

> Perhaps they are using
> Subclipse with an old version. So now they have a problem. They are
> not in that bad of shape, they have options etc. I personally do not
> buy the argument that they cannot figure this out. More importantly,
> with an absolute format bump this same user will run into this exact
> same problem simply by trying SCPlugin. Perhaps even by opening their
> Finder window. I argue that is infinitely worse.

There is a distinction between "how common is a problem" and "how
severe."

Predictable, diagnosable, reparable problems are much less bad, even
though much more common, than unpredictable, mysterious, "only causes
problems long later when you're actually rolling that release bundle"
ones.

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Jack Repenning
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