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Re: Updated lang/lua53 without realising it's freeze

On Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 08:14:36PM +0100, Alexander Nasonov wrote:
 > Alistair Crooks wrote:
 > > Thanks for your note, but it's a bit light on details on how you're going
 > > to fix everything. Can you help us out with those details, please?
 > I was going to send another email but first I wanted to read my inbox
 > to understand how deeply we're into the freeze and what are the chances
 > that my changes will be approved.
 > I'm happy to revert my changes and commit later but the freeze started
 > less than a week ago and I'd like to first ask if my change can be
 > approved.

Well, there's two sets of reasons for the freeze: (1) to make it
possible for people to get test builds done without constant
rebuilding; and (2) to avoid having the branch be broken. Point (1) is
shot once you make the first accidental commit (reverting only causes
more builds and makes it worse) so it's all point (2).

To that end, it would be helpful to know the nature of the changes and
the amount of breakage likely to be incurred by not reverting.

(There's also a third point, which is that in order to be able to
maintain freeze discipline in the long run, sometimes it's necessary
to revert perfectly good changes that would otherwise probably be ok.
The need for this comes and goes depending on circumstances and I'm
not sure how pmc feels about it right now.)

David A. Holland

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