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DEP5: reasons for not pushing Bazaar changes to Subversion

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 04:17:10PM +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
On ke, 2010-12-22 at 16:50 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
I respect your great work here, Lars, but disagree with your style.

If you disagree with my reasons for doing edits in bzr and not pushing changes to svn all the time, you can argue those. You even have an excellent chance of convincing me that way.

Thanks for the invitation :-)

I assume your reasons were that prhased in your previous post:

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 03:02:24PM +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
The draft of DEP5 in svn was and is the version people should use, if they want to use DEP5 now. The version in bzr is the one I edit based on discussions, until it's stable enough to start suggesting people use. This way, there is little fear from changing the working draft, since nothing bad will happen. I would like this to continue.

If you have other or additional reasons, please clarify (apologies ahead for missing some reasons you might have already declared in the past).

In my opinion, DEP5 is a work in progress, and as such discouraged for general consumption. This is indicated my its status as "DRAFT".

While in DRAFT status, we make no promises for e.g. backwards compatibility, and anyone choosing to take their chances and building upon a DRAFT is on their own if we choose to change things later.

Therefore I disagree with your first argument that "The draft of DEP5 in svn was and is the version people should use, if they want to use DEP5 now." In my opinion people should either use *any* version now or *no* version now, depending on whether they want something backed by us.

I find it problematic to hide development, as it seems you deliberately (it seems now, due to your response when I "fixed" it) do when avoiding syncronization across VCSes.

Did this help convince you to change style?

Kind regards,

- Jonas

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