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Re: Are file externals good enough to release 1.7?

From: Hyrum K Wright <hyrum.wright_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 17:04:34 -0500

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I recently encountered (and started investigating) countless problems with
> file externals. I would humbly suggest that 1.7 still has poor file
> externals functionality ATM, and that this as such is not releaseworthy.
>
> But I think we could also still release and fix these things in backports,
> not sure. Nevertheless, users that are on their chairs' edges waiting for
> proper file externals in 1.7.0 would definitely be disappointed.

At this stage in the release process, my primary concern is "are these
issues a regression from 1.6?" File externals in 1.6 were a hack; are
we making things worse in 1.7? If things are on parity with 1.6, I
don't see this as being anything close to a release blocker.

-Hyrum

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