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Re: Proposal: Time-based patch releases

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-12-09 19:37:46 CET

On Dec 9, 2007 2:16 AM, Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo@mobsol.be> wrote:
> From our 1.4.6 list of changes, I'll use an extreme example to show what
> I mean: r27256 is about using fsfs's directory cache for mutable nodes
> leading to possible corruption of an fsfs store. The original issue was
> fixed October 17th, backported a few weeks ago and now waiting to be
> released in the hands of our users, so that's about two months. And then
> we still have downstream maintainers and svn admins that need their time.
> In an *ideal* world it would have been fixed 10-17, released 10-17 and
> installed on all Subversion repo's worldwide 10-17.

I disagree. I think that's an important bug fix, yes, and I think by
now it ought to be in all repos, but I don't think that a good goal
would have been for that to happen the day I committed the fix! It's
still good to have time to make sure that the fix is actually right...


David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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