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Re: 1.5.0-beta1 tarballs up for signing/testing

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 20:04:18 -0500

By my count, we're still lacking one *nix signature. If anybody with
such a platform could test the release, I'd like to release sometime
tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks,
-Hyrum

Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> As promised, Subversion 1.5.0-beta1 is up for testing and signing. The
> magic revision is r29893.
>
> http://orac.ece.utexas.edu/pub/svn/1.5.0-beta1/
>
> 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.
>
> -Hyrum
>

Received on 2008-03-19 02:04:38 CET

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