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Re: 1.3.5

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-06-15 17:10:29 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> Jean-Marc van Leerdam wrote:
>> Of course Steve is not putting out releases without testing them. They
>> are tested on trunk (currently in preparation for the 1.4 release).
>> Bugs that are found and that also appear in the 1.3.x branch are fixed
>> and tested on trunk and then merged to the 1.3.x branch.
>> And this specific bug may not be so apparent as you think, because
>> most people are used to committing folders, not individual files. So
>> the case where you select multiple added files to commit is not that
>> common (or at least it was not considered that common until the flood
>> of crash reports appeared).
> Understood.
> I frequently run with 1.4 nightly builds in an endeavor to help with
> testing and so do not follow the 1.3.x releases.
> Maybe there are a lot of shy folk out there who steer clear of RCs and
> wait for and only ever use the new release. That approach is sort of
> self defeating though because the time to turn around a problem in an RC
> is much less that the time to get a production version changed.

Ah, but you are forgetting about all of those "corporate users" - people
who work in environments that demand seemingly stable versions of all
software to be used to reduce financial losses. Many businesses have
explicit policies to not use "beta" versions of software to protect
themselves from losing business data. That and given the choice of
using a shiny installer vs. compiling it themselves, people will choose
the former (partly because not everyone using TSVN has a compiler!).

Thomas Hruska
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