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Re: [VOTE] Only require 3 votes for Alpha/Beta releases

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 15:08:33 +0400

On 1 April 2014 23:17, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:
> It's proving to be impossible to move forward with the alpha2 release.
> Let's officially say that alpha and beta releases only require 3 votes
> (platform doesn't matter). This does not apply to release candidates.
Hi Ben,

I'm against this release policy change:
1. Good support of Windows platform is one of considerable advantages
of Subversion against other open-source version contol systems.

Windows has very different behavior on things that Subversion relies
on: filename case-sensitivity, behavior of deleting/moving
files/directories with open handles and locked files.

That's why 3+3 release policy is very important for Subversion project.

2. As I stated in the other thread, I personally is not confident
enough or do not see reasons to release 1.9.0 alpha in the current
state. That's why I haven't provided my signature for this release.
But it's not a good idea to change the policy if somebody have doubts
about the release. Note that most of the time we have Windows
signatures before Unix ones for 1.8.x releases.

So given these reasons I'm -1 on proposed release policy change.

Please understand me correctly: I'd like to see Subversion 1.9.0 ASAP,
but without trading off it's quality.

Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2014-04-02 13:09:29 CEST

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