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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: Bumping tags
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2002 22:08:40 GMT
>> Well then why are the patches in the tree??? I'm not sure I like the 
>> idea of
>> tagging and then tagging just some files. Seems like if we haven't got a
>> stable HEAD we shouldn't be tagging. We got into this whole business of
>> tagging often as a way of avoiding having this sort of thing. Ifw e 
>> tagged
>> and it wasn't stable, who cares. Just retag when it is and move on...
>> This seems to be a growing trend and one I think we should stop.
> I disagree.  I see a lot of value in managing a release by tagging then 
> selectively
> picking up showstopper fixes. And the RM should make the decision if this 
> is the way he
> wants to get the release out.

I strongly dislike the action of tagging the tree with a version number
and then moving that tag.  If we aren't sure about the version, then the
RM should use a personal tag and only replace it with the real version tag
when we are sure.  If people aren't willing to run up the version numbers,
then they shouldn't tag them as such until the version is ready for 

Justin already showed that an RM can do it this way effectively.


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