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1.5.0-beta1 tarballs up for signing/testing

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:24:22 -0700

Hi all,

As promised, Subversion 1.5.0-beta1 is up for testing and signing. The
magic revision is r29893.


As usual, signatures from full committers back to me, and enthusiastic
tester feedback is welcome. At this point, this beta is not yet
blessed for wide release, so please don't make it available to people
not interested in test-driving the new release.

Because this is a beta, we are relaxing the signature requirement, and
will only require 2 signatures on each platform before release. The
requirements to sign beta releases are a bit looser than release
candidates and regular releases. In short, if you experience minor
failures, and still feel comfortable signing the release, go ahead.
Please include a description of the errors with your signatures, so they
can be published when we announce the 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 beta, all
their repositories and working copies might break unrepairably when they
upgrade to 1.5.0 proper. We don't want that kind of bad publicity,
and neither do you.


Received on 2008-03-13 08:24:45 CET

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