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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: [patch] - adding support for new features in commons-net 1.4.0 and performance improvement
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 15:13:50 GMT

--- Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> Neeme Praks wrote:
> > Very legitimate concern.
> > However, this is a trivial change.
> so are all changes that end up breaking things.
> Ant1.6.4 is really Ant1.6.3a; a late fix for stuff
> that wasnt caught in 
>   the beta test. I am really, really, reluctant to
> do anything that 
> could break stuff. If ant1,6.4 ends up broken, we
> have to release an 
> Ant1.6.5 two weeks later, there is more pressure for
> last minute 
> changes, we introduce new bugs, never stabilise, get
> a bad reputation 
> for release management, etc, etc.

In this case, I tend to agree.  I can be reckless at
times, but considering that 1.6.4 is already an
attempt to get the egg off our collective face from a
couple of (IMO) showstopping bugs in 1.6.3 perhaps we
should leave well enough alone.  I agree these changes
look innocuous but I worry about the timing.


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