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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1201740 - in /commons/proper/codec/tags/commons-codec-1.6-RC1: ./ src/changes/ src/main/java/org/apache/commons/codec/ src/main/java/org/apache/commons/codec/binary/ src/main/java/org/apache/commons/codec/language/ src/main/java/org/
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 01:25:45 GMT
On Nov 14, 2011, at 19:56, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14 November 2011 21:15, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 14 November 2011 18:34, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 14 November 2011 15:04,  <ggregory@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>>> Author: ggregory
>>>>>> Date: Mon Nov 14 15:04:32 2011
>>>>>> New Revision: 1201740
>>>>>>
>>>>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1201740&view=rev
>>>>>> Log:
>>>>>> Creating commons-codec-1.6-RC1 tag
>>>>>
>>>>> I think there was already an RC1 tag.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ideally, please don't recreate tags.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I thought we'd gone through this before and decided that it was OK to
>>>> delete a tag when a vote is not called for that tag.
>>>
>>> It's fine to create and drop tags which won't ever be used for a vote.
>>>
>>> But tags that are used as RC tags should be immutable.
>>>
>>> It's better *never* to reuse an RC tag, as a recreated tag can still
>>> cause confusion later on.
>>
>> I'm not understanding the reasoning here. Where is the confusion in a
>> recreated tag?
>
> If the RC is renamed (rather than copied) when creating the final tag,
> it may be necessary to use SVN history to find out which revision was
> used in the final tag.
> By the time the final tag is created, trunk will have moved on. SVN
> does not record the revision of the RC tag used to create the final
> tag.
>
>> It seems far more confusing for me to announce RC12 tomorrow for
>> Collections and have everyone wonder where the previous 11 were.
>
> So? The tag is just a name.
>
> Much simpler to have a rule - RC tags are immutable - rather than
> allow them sometimes and not others.

can we agree on a rule and doc it on the wiki?

G
>
>> Hen
>>
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