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Geoffrey Keating geoffk@geoffk.org
Wed Jun 29 23:17:00 GMT 2005


Mark Mitchell <mark@codesourcery.com> writes:

> Bryce McKinlay wrote:
> 
> > Mark,
> 
> > Could we get an exemption from the freeze rules for low-risk,
> > runtime only libgcj fixes as determined by the libgcj maintainers?
> 
> I don't think we want to do that.
> 
> First, we're close to a release.  We've been waiting on one fix since
> Friday, and Jeff Law has promised to fix it today.
> 
> Second, the whole point of freezes is to ensure stability.  We're
> going to RC3 on this release because we've found bad problems in RC1
> and RC2. If a change were to be checked in, for whatever reason,
> happens to break something, then we need an RC4, and everybody loses.

This kind of conflict is solved in version control systems by the use
of branches...



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