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Re: Heads-up: brand new RPM version about to hit rawhide

Kevin Kofler wrote:

What's your definition of "publicly"? KDE's definition of a public release is when the tarballs are synced to official KDE mirrors. But we packagers get access to the tarballs a few days earlier, and of course the releases are tagged in SVN before the first tarballs are produced. Any respins happen in the time period when the tarballs are available to us packagers, but not the general public (in principle...

Svn doesn't force different handling for trunk/branches/tags but the usual convention is that you mostly expect to be working on a changing head revision in the trunk/branches trees and normally wouldn't specify a revision number, but the copies in tags (by convention only) never have additional commits and exist only to give an arbitrary name to a frozen version without having to deal with the repository revision number. If you are committing to something called a tag in svn, it is at best unexpected behavior. A more typical process would be to have created a pre-release branch for the final work and to make tag copies with unique names for any snapshots that you want to be able to reproduce later, including your final release.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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