[Grok-dev] Re: AW: Re: Grok 0.11 released!

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Sat Nov 10 08:10:25 EST 2007

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Lennart Regebro wrote:
> On Nov 10, 2007 5:12 AM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
>> If the REST stuff depended on unreleased versions of upstream packages,
>> then it should not have been merged until those packages were released
>> in an acceptable (non-snapshot) form.
> That's a good sentiment and I agre with it in practice. But Grok is
> still in < 1.0 status so I don't eally think it's a big issue. Waiting
> for the zope packages to stabilize would only have delayed the
> progress of Grok at this moment, and the amount of people using Grok
> in production environments is and should be low as it's still in
> experimental form.

The first point is that whoever put the '.dev-r###' eggs out on a public
server made an error:  if you don't have the time to do proper release
management, then don't release at all.  We've spent more effort on the
argument now than it would have taken to do the releases.

That said, if merging a feature branch requires picking up unreleased
packages, then the merge should not be done, period:  merging in that
state is like merging with failing unit tests.

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