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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: Rationale for shipping v1.0 - ALL COMMITTERS PLEASE READ!
Date Sat, 07 Sep 2002 15:18:21 GMT
+1 from me as well.

--- Rick Rineholt <> wrote:
> +1,  For a 1.0  must have only fixes,  *STABLE*  branch.
> >Tom Jordahl wrote:
> >> In the interest of keeping things simple, I would like to NOT do any
> >> branching of the source tree unless there is a major reason for it.
> >> For instance, if after we release 1.0 and probably at least 1 or 2
> >> updates, we might want to make a 2.0 branch for work that is deemed
> >> too destabilizing for the mainline 1.x branch.
> >>
> >> At least this is how I think it should be done, other may think
> >> differently. :-)
> >I most *DEFINATELY* want a branch at 1.0 time, but the one I would like
> >to see is different than most people will presume, so give me a moment
> >and hear me out.
> >As a purely hypotetical example, if in the process of creating a 1.1, I
> >do further work on SOAP 1.2 or Glen rewrites deserialization and then
> >somebody finds a need for an emergency "hot fix" on 1.0 (a security
> >hole, for example), I don't want to be in a position where we have to
> >force what will amount to a nightly build onto the world.
> >So, what I would like to see, preferably shortly before 1.0 ships, a 1.0
> >branch.  That branch would contain exactly what is shipped with on 1.0
> >and whatever immediate fixes are deemed necessary.
> >This will have virtually no impact on anybody.  People will continue to
> >commit to the main branch as normal.  The only time somebody will have
> >to do something special is when a fix is required.
> >Ideally, this would be done shortly before the release, as that will
> >allow the release manager some assurance that what he is builing isn't
> >changing.  But I will leave that up to the release manager to decide.
> >Make sense?
> >- Sam Ruby
> Rick Rineholt
> "The truth is out there...  All you need is a better search engine!"

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