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Re: svn commit: r33748 - branches/issue-2382/subversion/svnserve

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 19:39:30 -0400

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 10:06:53AM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
>>> Why a separate branch for this? It seems that this could be
>>> incrementally add in trunk without a major disruption.
>> Short answer: What's wrong with branchy development?
> It keeps the software from being used/tested by more people and the
> buildbots. All the work that I've been doing on the WC is already
> getting tested, and we recently found a bug when I made a global
> read-only. If the development was on a branch, then it would not have
> been noticed so early. And if it had waited until the remerge, then
> tracking down the problem could have been mired in a morass of other
> work.
> Basically, you get zero testing during your development if you do it
> on a branch.

One thing we talked about at the summit last week (before you arrived)
was that with the branch for 1.6 coming in the next couple weeks
people ought to be conservative about what they are doing on trunk and
try to limit it to stuff they can complete before the branch.

Mark Phippard
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