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From Alexey Solofnenko <trel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Shut down the 1.6 branch after 1.6.5
Date Mon, 23 May 2005 15:58:08 GMT
I am also using CVS HEAD and it seems pretty stable for me.

- Alexey.

On 5/23/05, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> it's my strong belief that part of the reason the javah and move bugs
> made it into 1.6.3 is that our branches are living too long. The same
> happened to 1.5.2 (which required 1.5.3 quickly) because the 1.5
> branch lived to long (IMHO).
> 
> In my day-to-day Ant usage I use CVS HEAD, all the time, exclusively.
> Sometimes I merge changes into the 1.6 branch without merging the unit
> tests as well. Sometimes I don't merge changes at all. Sometimes I
> forget to pull a change from the branch when it has been pulled from
> HEAD ...
> 
> I bet, other committers have similar experiences.
> 
> It's not enough to say users don't beta-test our releases, in all
> honesty, after X.Y.1 or maybe X.Y.2 we don't even alpha-test them
> sufficiently ourselves.
> 
> This leads me to the subject of this vote. Let's get rid of the
> branch, stabelize CVS HEAD and release 1.7.0-beta in a reasonable
> time-frame.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Stefan
> 
> PS: I also intend to start a vote that branches shouldn't live as long
> as the 1.5 and 1.6 branches did but we do new releases from HEAD more
> quickly. This will wait until this vote has been decided.
> 
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