/hg/release/icedtea6-1.5: Added tag icedtea6-1.5.3 for changeset...
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Sep 2 05:45:51 PDT 2009
2009/9/2 Andrew Haley <aph at redhat.com>:
> Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> Hi Andrew,
>> On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 23:15 +0100, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> 2009/9/1 <langel at icedtea.classpath.org>:
>>>> changeset 503129230ba0 in /hg/release/icedtea6-1.5
>>>> details: http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/release/icedtea6-1.5?cmd=changeset;node=503129230ba0
>>>> author: langel
>>>> date: Tue Sep 01 12:37:18 2009 -0400
>>>> Added tag icedtea6-1.5.3 for changeset d0593233c9ce
>>> Huh? Has there been a 1.5.2 release? I didn't see an announcement.
>> Although it is technically possible to move a tag after it has been
>> created, I don't think it is a good idea. Allocating a new tag name
>> seems a better choice.
> Not to me. We surely don't want phantom tags for nonexistent releases.
> This is very bad practice; IMO, as usual.
That's my opinion as well. We now seem to have two tags (1.5.2 and
1.5.3) for non-existent releases. The last release is still 1.5.1 and
that's the only one of these I can download a tarball for from
http://icedtea.classpath.org/download/source/. I agree the tags
shouldn't move, but that only applies after a release has being made.
I doubt anyone is going to be relying on this 1.5.2 tag as the only
evidence of it is a single commit e-mail. I also think it should be
fairly obvious that adding a tag does not constitute a release, but it
seems that isn't the case.
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