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

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:52:07 +0200

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:
> 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.

Maybe the following would be a good compromise: for alpha and beta
releases we require 3 votes, of which minimum 1 Windows and minimum 1

Then we're certain that it at least compiles and runs on one variant
of both platforms. It would be a bit embarrassing, even for alphas, if
the first user that tries it doesn't get it to compile, and it appears
noone in the dev community actually tried it.

Received on 2014-04-03 10:53:05 CEST

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