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RE: How much deference to early adopters? Was: [RFC] QA of manually set svn:mergeinfo

From: Paul Burba <pburba_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-12-04 16:28:30 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Rall [mailto:dlr@finemaltcoding.com]
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 4:39 PM
> To: Paul Burba
> Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: How much deference to early adopters? Was: [RFC]
> QA of manually set svn:mergeinfo

<snip>

> > *So now for my real question*: How much deference should we give to
> > those users who have been using trunk builds?
>
> We make no compatibility guarantee on unreleased software.
> If there had been an RC of 1.5, this might be a different
> story, but there hasn't; so at this point, let's DTRT for the
> software.
>
> > * Yes, yes, I know as we battle with issue #2897 and all the "Big"
> > (tm) questions, that the small details like this don't get much
> > attention, but a fantastic new A-class office building with
> the three
> > L's ain't much if the toilets don't work.
>
> We know for certain that the entire schema is going to change
> to properly support reflected revisions (issue #2897). So, a
> database and/or FS-level migration is already going to be
> necessary for early adopters.

I moved the check for paths mapped to empty revision ranges to
svn_mergeinfo_parse() in r28235. That should put issue #3029 to bed for
good.

>
> Daniel Rall
>

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