"Mark Phippard" <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:
> David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> wrote:
>> Um, I really don't want to drag this process out any longer. But as
>> far as I can tell, without backporting these revisions, every single
>> program written against the svn_repos API before 1.5.x (ie, the API
>> which does not include svn_repos_set_repos_capabilities) which tries
>> to commit anything to a repository with a start-commit hook will
>> dereference NULL (ie, crash) every time.
>> Please please please somebody convince me that I am wrong in that
>> conclusion above. Because if we actually claim to care about API
>> users, that's pretty serious.
> I have had several fellow committers take indirect swipes at me on IRC
> or in this list. Saying that I do not understand what a release
> candidate means etc. It is pretty clear to me though, that if we were
> not going through this process and "threatening" to release then the
> software would never get tested. The last few bugs reported make that
> clear. This bug in particular has been sitting in the code since
> November 2007. I am assuming this bug impacts SVK, since clkao
> reported it and I have seen some other talk of segfaults from SVK
> users. Does this mean that no one has tried SVK with 1.5 code until
> the last week? If that is true, are we saying they cannot wait until
> 1.5.1? I've been testing the Java API daily since last summer.
I think David's last sentence was just a strongly-worded way of saying
what he thinks our best course of action is, nothing more -- no swipes
at anyone. (At least, that's how it looked from here!)
By the way, the original bug is mine, sorry about that.
> I do not want to sidetrack the discussion and further delay the
> release. We might as well roll rc10 once the fix is backported (and
> possibly the other one Stefan Sperling mentioned) and we can start
> talking about 1.5.0-final again in a week when Hyrum returns from
> whatever he is doing.
Fortunately, Hyrum's absence would coincide with the soak time needed by
that final RC anyway.
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Received on 2008-06-09 07:10:23 CEST