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1.5.3 up for signing/testing

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 00:05:50 -0500

I'm pleased to announce that Subversion 1.5.3 is up for testing and signing.
The magic revision is r33570. You can find the tarball here:

http://orac.ece.utexas.edu/pub/svn/1.5.3/

(I'm also pleased to have access to orac again, and thank the University, who,
unbeknownst to them, generously donate the bandwidth for our release tarball
distribution.)

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

Distro package maintainers, please do 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 release candidate, all their
repositories and working copies might break unrepairably when they upgrade to
1.5.3 proper. We don't want that kind of bad publicity, and neither do you.

-Hyrum

Received on 2008-10-09 07:06:08 CEST

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