Head stability [Was Re: [Fwd: Re: [PATCH] Fix Name mangling in HEAD]]

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Tue Mar 26 13:02:00 GMT 2002

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 07:46:55AM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > I'm not proposing this at this time.  I am also not proposing that HEAD
> > somehow lose its experimental edge.  What I am proposing is that failed
> > experiments are backed out, and that new code be added is on a 'no more
> > broken than before' basis (that is that the originator knows of no
> > reason why this code is any worse than the previous case).  This is
> > certainly the unwritten basis I've worked on in my time on the team.
> Ah. Yes, ok :-). I'm a big fan of the "no more broken than before"
> strategy :-). Was the new stuff that bad ?

Yes.  99 files on the filesystem with the same first 5 chars == very

Broke MS word badly (timeouts when saving, left temp files behind,
fortunetly no data loss)

> > I've seen the amount of work this requires, and its not something I have
> > the time to manage at the moment.
> A wise man :-)
> Jeremy (who is in merge hell at the moment :-).

Enjoy! :-)


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