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From "Kevin Jackson" <>
Subject Re: Issue 45190 and Ant 1.7.1
Date Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:33:17 GMT
Hi all,

Since there seems to be a bit of a debate on the acceptance of late
patches in the beta cycle, we should probably have a vote
Do you think that a patch which *seems* like a trivial fix and has
been accepted into SVN HEAD should be backported/merged into the
current 'about to be released' beta/release?

Yes [ ]
No [ ]
Undecided [ x ]


Personally I can see benefits from both sides:
- As I have to go through the entire release process to get the next
release out of the door, does it matter if a new bit of code is added?
- On the other hand, we shouldn't add anything late as it encourages
late cycle changes (which leads to more chances for bugs to creep in
and also to less testing of the release code)

I'll make my decision as to whether to allow this particular patch in
based on the vote - I'm personally -0 at the moment (I don't think
anything should be changed with code/docs for 1.7.1), but if people
can present a compelling argument then I may be swayed to accept this
patch (which I guess will mean a further beta release and another
testing period)

(PS sorry about being slow getting 1.7.1 out, I'm in the process of
moving to Europe so I'm finding free time difficult to come by right


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