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From "Ryan Bloom" <...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: Apache 2_0_31 is now rolled
Date Sat, 02 Feb 2002 22:36:04 GMT
> > From: Ryan Bloom [mailto:rbb@covalent.net]
> 
> > My point is that I disagree with that.  We have been bumping tags on
> > files when releasing 2.0 since 2.0.16, and we aren't even talking
about
> > bumping a tag here.  We are just talking about rolling the tarball
on a
> > different machine than was originally used.  The code didn't change
> > between the original tarball and the second, just the machine used
to do
> > the roll.
> 
> The justification for not doing this is that the 2.0.31 tarball is now
> public (officially or not).  Now if we reroll a new tarball and
someone
> comes to us and says "I'm having a problem with 2.0.31", we will never
be
> able to know exactly what they are using.  Even just the simple matter
of
> creating a .tar.gz can create big differences between distributions,
let
> alone the question of buildconf.
> 
> Suggestion: Tag 2.0.32 at exactly the same place as 2.0.31 (possibly
with
> a
> bump for the netware stuff) roll a new tarball with that version, and
> release that.

Yes, at this point, we have announced the tarball, and we can't replace
it again. However, at the time, the tarball was just being discussed on
the development list, and it hadn't been officially announced as a beta
candidate, so replacing it was fine to do.

Ryan



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