On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> The customer would like early access to the features developed as
> part of this effort. I think this is a great opportunity to get
> real-world testing of new features before we decide whether to ship
> them in an official release. To facilitate this early access, I plan
> to create a custom 1.8.x branch in our repository as per the policy
> described at http://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/releasing.html#custom-releases
> and ship custom releases from there to the customer. I will make sure
> to avoid confusion between the official Apache Subversion 1.8 releases
> and any custom releases.
I'd suggest to also offer users@ the same early access that you'd want
to offer to this customer, a bit like we discussed during the
hackathon. Or alternatively solicit feedback from users@ based on a
description of the behavior (perhaps some of them would really like a
prebuilt binary and perhaps it'd be too much effort for us to provide
that), at the same time as making things available to the customer.
That way you'll hopefully get even more (and more balanced) feedback.
It'll probably take some effort to get the expert users on users@
spending some of their time on it, but we can try ...
For the rest: great plan. +1.
Received on 2013-06-20 23:44:19 CEST