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Re: Subversion 1.5 Release decision?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:34:57 -0400

Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> writes:
> Since when is any Subversion release tied to a particular schedule?
> And why halve the soak period just to meet that schedule?
> Reading the above doesn't make me at all happy. It implies there's an
> implied schedule somewhere that did not originate within this project.

No, that's not what's going on -- as far as I can tell, the impatience
to ship already comes very much from within this project :-).

I'll follow up in a moment to Mark's later mail proposing option #2
(which matches the current hacking.html guidelines anyway), but I just
want to respond briefly to this.

We were contemplating flexibility in soak period because we realized a
weakness in the procedure written up in hacking.html. In theory, you
could release .0 exactly by the book, then come out with a .1 two weeks
later, also by the book, but the .1 would just be exactly what .0 would
have been if we had merged the .1 changes into it and soaked for two
more weeks. We can play name games, in other words, but the results
would be the same.

I'm not sure hacking.html needs to be revised, especially if we go with
#2 anyway. Future releases will not be this big -- we've learned our

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