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Re: Announcing MaxSVN

From: Stefan <luke1410_at_gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:14:21 +0200

On 19/09/2015 22:00, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 9:44 PM, Stefan <luke1410_at_gmx.de> wrote:
>> For once this is not a major concern for MaxSVN, since this aims purely for
>> development/testing and not actual usage as an SVN client in production
>> environment.
>> For 1.10 builds there's also an additional note pointing that fact out on
>> the download page.
>> Furthermore, the dev builds of 1.10 are all suffixed with -dev-rXXXX.
>> Honestly, given that the user base is not aiming for "normal" users, I don't
>> see that much a problem here. It certainly would be a different story, if
>> MaxSVN was aiming for a different audience.
> Sorry, Stefan, but I disagree. You are not in control over where your
> client will end up, who will try it, who will find it googling and
> just click the download button, ...
> It's a difficult dilemma: you want to make it clear that it's some
> kind of preview, early-access, ... version of 1.10. But we don't want
> any confusion with the actual 1.10.x. If we would have an official
> "early access program", with somewhat tested preview-releases blessed
> by the project, it would be different (I guess we'd call them
> 1.10.0-alpha1 or -preview1 or -eap1 or -nightly1 or somesuch).
> Just another observation: on trunk we already put "1.10.0-dev (under
> development)" as version tag (comes out of 'svn --version' if you
> build from trunk). So it's not like we're not doing something like
> this already. The real 1.10.0 final release will come after all
> 1.10.0-dev builds. So on that grounds, there is some precedent for
> numbering your versions like this (but we've not been spreading those
> builds to a wider audience, setting this version as name of the
> download package ...).
So what is your suggesting then? I doubt that adding a "-dev" suffix to
the version number (which is only recorded in the bugtracker and in the
changelog) would actually solve ur underlying concerns, or would it? If
so, I certainly can do that.

But I guess the concern lies deeper here and you don't want any
distribution being made available to a wider audience of those versions
which you haven't released yet. Am I reading that correctly between the
lines? If so, I guess there is no point in further advancing the MaxSVN
idea here, because it would basically mean that it's not adding much to
the already existing distributions.

Received on 2015-09-19 22:14:34 CEST

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