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Re: Subversion & Windows

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:07:10 -0800

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> IMO, we should follow most other (all?) ASF projects - you need 3 +1s for
> release regardless of platform. The fact that we require 3 +1s just for
> Windows is very odd - we don't require 3 +1s for Mac and 3 +1s for RHEL and
> 3 +1s for Ubuntu, etc. -- justin

The ASF rule is just at least 3 +1s. There's nothing wrong with
having more. I think it'd be a mistake to drop the requirement for
some Windows testing.

stefan2 was making the argument to me on Monday that 3 votes for Unix
and Windows over represents Windows since as you also point out we're
not requiring votes for all the various Unix platforms.

I think the counter to this is that Windows has a completely different
build system and a vastly different tool chain. While there is some
variation in tool chains on Unix there is a large amount of
commonality. Windows is just an entirely different beast.

We've also got a rather significant user base using at least the
client on Windows. Even if many of them are using a client like TSVN
instead of the command line client directly.

Given stefan2's argument I don't think it's unreasonable to lower the
Windows votes, but I think removing them entirely is probably going
too far.
Received on 2013-01-09 04:07:53 CET

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