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Re: svnmucc multiline property issue

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:46:31 -0500

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 10:27:35 -0400:
>> On 09/24/2010 08:46 AM, Geoff Rowell wrote:
>> > Is it too late to backport it for the upcoming release?
>>
>> It's not about the timing, really.  We don't introduce new features in patch
>> releases.  Now, that said, svnmucc isn't really part of our core product, so
>> perhaps it doesn't fall into this restriction.  I wonder what other devs
>> think about this?
>
> I'm fine with backporting patches that, formally, add a new feature
> (e.g., a new --option flag), given that they are localized and not
> overly invasive.  (I wouldn't support a backport that adds a new feature
> but rewrites half of the internals.)

I would add the further thought that as this is a "tool" rather than a
first-class component, I think we can play a little bit looser with
the rules.

-Hyrum
Received on 2010-09-24 18:47:09 CEST

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