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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: We have soon 5 SVN repo's
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:08:42 GMT
On 05 Nov 2017, at 4:01 AM, Helmut K. C. Tessarek <> wrote:

>> No, you expressed a definite unwillingness to follow our process,
>> which starts by creating a patch for trunk.
> I think you misunderstood, at least partly. I don't really care, because
> I don't have time to contribute to this project anyway.
> I was just talking about why others _might_ not want to. Why would I do
> that, you may ask. The topics of VCS and release strategy came up
> several times during the past years and the discussions never really
> changed anything.

If following a release process is too difficult, then following the rest of our processes
simply isn’t going to happen. These further processes including our ABI rules on backwards
compatibility to ensure that our users can confidently upgrade to a new httpd point release
secure in the knowledge that this won’t break their server. This includes our oversight
rules, to ensure that changes that appear in our releases have the required number of approvals
to be allowed to be called a release of code of the ASF.

There are those who genuinely do not have time to become fully engaged in our project, and
so will contribute a patch to a mailing list or bugzilla in the hope that someone else takes
it through the process, and for that we are very grateful. Your desire for us to host your
private feature branches, and hand out logins to our infrastructure to people who openly profess
not to care about our projects is not something I would like to see encouraged.


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