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From "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
Subject Re: repos/asf/perl/modperl/tags - IMPORTANT
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 22:29:10 GMT
Will read and respond in more detail later, but about 3 days after my post here, rooneg/chipig/wrowe
brought up this 
issues on infra@ without anything from me, though I did respond.

Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:
> On 26-Sep-06, at 6:06 PM, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>> Hi,
>> [CC'ed PMC@, feel free to drop it in replies]
>> Our release management / tagging needs some attention.
>> When we do:
>> svn copy \
>> Its pretty much pointless at this point.
>> 1) the svn:externals for Apache-Test ALWAYS point to TRUNK and are not 
>> reflective
>>    of the intent of the tag.  This is fixable by simply svn propedit 
>> svn:externals .
>>    after making the tag.  In the future, this will affect 
>> Apache-SizeLimit as well.
>>    I do not think its worth it to update docs?
> Yes, this has been bugging me for a long time. Various things could be 
> done about it.
> 1. Build up the 'tag' in multiple steps (automated), doing the svn copy, 
> then updating
> the svn:externals, updating the release, etc
> The problem with this solution is, what do you update the svn:external 
> proprety to ?
> You can't really update it easily, so it's almost best to svn copy 
> Apache-Test into that
> new tag as well, without the externals
> 2. Never use svn:externals to anything but known fixed tags 
> (Apache-Test/tags/0.01)
> #1 would be easier to implement, but cause all sort of pains for 
> development. Any change
> that requires both A-T, and mp changes would need to be broken in 2 
> pieces, checkin
> the A-T piece first, tag, update mp's external tag, checkin new mp code.
> To me, the most important thing is that if I choose to checkout 
> modperl/tags/2.0.2/ I should
> get _exactly_ what was in  the published tarball. Exactly how we get 
> there is left as an implementation
> detail ;-)

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