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Re: 1.7 alpha3 bug (assert/exception) during update

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:33:23 -0400

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 20:15, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 19:18, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
>> wrote:
>> >...
>> >> BTW: Someone mentioned using svn 1.7 beta1 and some said it was not
>> >> released yet. Collabnet disagree as beta1 is listed here:
>> >>
>> >> https://ctf.open.collab.net/sf/frs/do/viewRelease/projects.csvn/frs.svn_binaries.windows
>>
>> CollabNet should not have posted that tarball. It was never blessed
>> and released by the Apache Subversion team. In fact, we *withdrew* our
>> beta1 candidate. There is not, and never will be, a 1.7.0 beta 1.
>>
>
> CollabNet did not post anything.  In an open-source project (mine), on a
> hosting site operated by CollabNet, I posted my Windows binaries in a
> listing labelled "Development Builds" just as I have been doing from trunk
> for months.  This is not different than TortoiseSVN, Subclipse or AnkhSVN
> which all post nightly builds so people can try our software.  I did not
> post the source tarball, I posted my build of the Windows binaries and I
> will likely continue to do so as the branch progresses towards release.
> I made no special announcement about this, just as I have not for any of the
> other updates to the binaries I have made in the last several months.  After
> building beta1 and running the performance benchmarks I simply posted the
> binaries for others to try them.  I am not even the one that added a link to
> these binaries from the Subversion website.
> That said, I do encourage Windows users to download the binaries and
> continue to provide us feedback.  There are no known show-stopper bugs in
> beta1, feel free to use at your own discretion.

Hmm. From that link above, it is really hard to determine that it is a
developer/prerelease build. I would have expected something like
README.PRERELEASE in that directory. That way, if somebody gets such a
link, it is obvious what is going on.

Looking at that teeny text :-P ... I see the "Development Builds" breadcrumbs.

And you can obviously see the user confusion when somebody says
"Collabnet disagree as beta1 is listed here".

Cheers,
-g
Received on 2011-07-20 02:33:57 CEST

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