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Re: [GENERAL] v7.3.1 Bundled and Released ...

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: "Dan Langille" <dan(at)langille(dot)org>,"Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,"Greg Copeland" <greg(at)CopelandConsulting(dot)Net>,"Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"PostgresSQL Hackers Mailing List" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] v7.3.1 Bundled and Released ...
Date: 2003-01-05 16:53:01
Message-ID: 03AF4E498C591348A42FC93DEA9661B8128E20@mail.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us] 
> Sent: 05 January 2003 01:10
> To: Marc G. Fournier
> Cc: Dan Langille; Peter Eisentraut; Greg Copeland; Bruce 
> Momjian; PostgresSQL Hackers Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [GENERAL] [HACKERS] v7.3.1 Bundled and Released ... 
> 
> 
> "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> > I never considered tag'ng for minor releases as having any 
> importance, 
> > since the tarball's themselves provide the 'tag' ... 
> branches give us 
> > the ability to back-patch, but tag's don't provide us 
> anything ... do 
> > they?
> 
> Well, a tag makes it feasible for someone else to recreate 
> the tarball, given access to the CVS server.  Dunno how 
> important that is in the real world --- but I have seen 
> requests before for us to tag release points.
> 
> Any other arguments out there?

I've often found tags useful when ppl have reported bugs that have
occured between version - A quick way to see the changes that might have
introduced the new bug when browsing though a web interface.

Regards, Dave.

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