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Re: release engineering (was: Re: 1.6.0-rc4 up for signing/testing)

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:33:05 -0500

[Stefan Sperling]
> I don't think getting an infrastructure that automatically compiles
> Subversion snapshots for download would be incredibly difficult.
> This would need not in any way affect the Subversion project's
> practice of only releasing source code for official releases.

It would, however, be exactly the opposite of current policy, where we
strongly discourage people from making it easy to install any of our
code that is not based on an official, blessed tarball.

The strongly worded statement Hyrum always includes in his pre-release
announcements suggests to me that the current policy is based on
strongly held opinions.

(Note, I am usually on the side of 'release early', not the side of
'protect the quality of the brand'.)

Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/
Received on 2009-03-18 17:33:22 CET

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