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Re: 1.5.0-alpha1 tarballs up for testing/signing

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:41:10 -0600

Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> Subversion 1.5.0-alpha1 is up for testing and signing. The magic
> revision is r29540.
> http://orac.ece.utexas.edu/pub/svn/1.5.0-alpha1/
> As usual, signatures from full committers back to me, and enthusiastic
> tester feedback is welcome. Because this is an alpha, we are relaxing
> the signature requirement, and will only require 2 signatures on each
> platform before release. At this point, though, this alpha is not yet
> blessed for wide release, so please don't make it available to people
> not interested in test-driving the new release.
> Also, distro package maintainers, please to NOT include any pre-release
> builds, even blessed, into operating system distros. The reasons for not
> doing so were very eloquently outlined by Karl in a mail, which is
> summarized at the above address.
> The quick version is: we don't guarantee compatibility between the
> pre-releases and the final release, so if people install the alpha, all
> their repositories and working copies might break unrepairably when they
> upgrade to 1.4.0 proper. We don't want that kind of bad publicity,
> and neither do you.

It appears that there have been several problems with this tarball, namely:
 * copy test 70 failure
   - fixed in r29559, backported in r29576
 * svnadmin test 12
   - fixed in r29491, backported in r29573
 * various ruby bindings test failures
   - These seem to go away using swig 1.3.31, and since we have a big
     warning in configure about using swig >1.3.31, I'll build the
     next release tarball using swig 1.3.31.
 * perl bindings test failures
   - These appear to be linkage related. I've been trying to dig to the
     root of the problem, but have been unsuccessful. I can get the
     tests to both pass and fail on trunk, but I haven't yet figured out
     what's going on. If somebody with a bit of swig-pl expertise could
     take a look at this, that'd be great.
 * export test 1 and svndumpfilter test 1 fail for pburba on Windows
   using ra_svn and bdb.
   - Can anybody else reproduce this?

I'd like to roll alpha2 tomorrow, but the bindings problems (especially
the perl bindings failures), make it seem like a futile effort. Should
the bindings be blockers for alpha release? Should we just focus on the
core code, and let then block on the bindings for beta releases?


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