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From "Vincent Bray" <nood...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: little error
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:31:06 GMT
On 24/07/07, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
> There's no policy on this. It's merely a function of the fact that
> we're a volunteer organization, and people work on the stuff that we
> care about. Consequently, the 1.3 docs have become more and more
> abandoned, with only occasional serious errors being fixed in that
> branch. If you want to backport doc patches, you are very welcome to
> do so. There are still millions of servers running the 1.3 code, and
> so presumably lots of folks still need the 1.3 docs.
>
> I've tried to remember to patch the 2.0 docs when I patch the 2.2 and
> trunk docs, but it doesn't always happen. 2.0 is still very
> important, with lots of people having made the jump to 2.0 but not
> feeling quite confident enough to move to 2.2.
>
> --
> Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that
> you do it.
> Mahatma Ghandi

What an astute .sig, serendipity?

I pondered today if there's also a function involved here in making
the next major release sufficiently better, by not backporting trivial
changes. Perhaps that's less of an issue with the docs.

-- 
noodl

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