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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-31 14:12:01

John Maddock wrote:
> Robert Ramey wrote:
>> A related question. I've got a fairly extensive set of changes that
>> I would hope to be uploading to the trunk in the next 2 weeks or so. I
>> will have tested the package on my own setup, but the changes are
>> such that I would expect some surprizes on configurations I don't
>> have access to. Can this be done anytime I find convenient? Or
>> should I wait for some particular set of conditions to present
>> themselves.
> The release manager (Beman) is away until Tuesday, but as I understand the
> state of things, he hopes to start moving libraries from Trunk to the
> release branch later this week. That means that (possibly) breaking changes
> at this stage in the release cycle are likely to be very unwelcome indeed
> :-(
> However, patches for the serialisation library's current regressions
> (
> would be most welcome. Note also that some libraries that are unchanged in
> this release have serialization related failures: for example date-time
> If your changes are the only way to address these issues, then they *might*
> be acceptable I guess, but otherwise I would suggest that you:
> * Copy your working copy (with the changes) to a branch if it's not on a
> branch already.
> * Concentrate on fixing regressions in Trunk.
> * Merge the branch to trunk after the release.
> But like I said, I'm not the release manager, so please consider this an
> unofficial view and contact Beman when he's back :-)

I agree 100% with everything John said.

Thanks, John!


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