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Re: Merge bug -- svn:keywords and conflict resolution

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 18:26:55 +0200

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:00:58AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> >
> > We don't fix these kinds of bugs in the 1.6 series anymore.
> > The 1.6 series receives only security or data corruption fixes.
> Do you happen to know how the decision is made to update the
> subversion rpm included in RHEL6.x? Projects that jump their version
> numbers all the time and let old versions remain broken tend to
> conflict badly with 'enterprise ' distributions that want stable APIs.
> There have been rare exceptions to bumping application versions
> within an RHEL major rev lifespan but mostly in desktop type apps.
> The odds are very likely that any unfixed bugs in 1.6 are going to
> continue to affect a lot of people on RHEL/CentOS for another decade.

Why should we spend our time maintaining old code for RedHat's customers?
In this case, the burden to backport these fixes is on RedHat/CentOS, not us.
They're the ones shipping outdated code to their customers (for a good reason,
since their customers value stability over new features and non-critical
bugfixes). We don't ship the outdated code.
Received on 2012-05-31 18:27:33 CEST

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