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Re: you're going to kill me, but... [Re: svn commit: r31625 - branches/1.5.x]

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 00:20:42 -0700

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 10:10 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> "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!)

Indeed, no personal swipes meant. And I was serious... I really just
wanted to be told "nah, this doesn't actually break as much as it
looks like it does, let's release".


David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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