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From Aaron Mulder <ammul...@alumni.princeton.edu>
Subject Re: svn commit: r289835 - /geronimo/branches/v1_0_M4-QA/
Date Sun, 18 Sep 2005 19:01:14 GMT
I don't care what we do with M4, but for any release we plan to
maintain, I think we need to keep branches around indefinitely.  If
people are going to confuse branches and tags, then I think we need to
solve that with documentation on our source page or releases page or
something.

Aaron

On 9/18/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> On Sep 17, 2005, at 5:34 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
> 
> > Geir, I sent and email about this and the feedback I got was "do it".
> 
> Yes, at 1 a.m. yesterday, and two responses.  I didn't get to dev
> list mail yesterday due to bringing home wife and new baby from
> hospital.
> 
> >
> > Regardless, we don't want this branch, the tag contains the real M4
> > code so the QA branch we created for testing M4 is confusing to
> > users (like me).
> 
> No.  Branches contain the code.  The tag is a pointer to a moment in
> time on a branch.  Putting aside the never-ending-argument about
> whether or not a security fix like M4.1 is possible due to naming
> preferences, what would happen if we had a horrible security or other
> problem that required us to distribute a patched release?
> 
> We would work on the branch, make a new tag, and test and release
> that.  I think we need to keep our branches around.
> 
> geir
> 
> >
> > -dain
> >
> > On Sep 17, 2005, at 1:04 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Didn't we decide not to do this?
> >>
> >> We leave the branch as well, so if someone wants to evolve it and
> >> tag, they can...
> >>
> >> geir
> >>
> >> On Sep 17, 2005, at 1:39 PM, dain@apache.org wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Author: dain
> >>> Date: Sat Sep 17 10:39:10 2005
> >>> New Revision: 289835
> >>>
> >>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=289835&view=rev
> >>> Log:
> >>> This branch is old and should have been deleted a long time ago.
> >>> The official m4 code can be found in tags/v1_0_M4/
> >>>
> >>> Removed:
> >>>     geronimo/branches/v1_0_M4-QA/
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
> >> geirm@apache.org
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> 
> --
> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
> geirm@apache.org
> 
> 
>

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