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Re: [PATCH] feature bundles are the same across all subversions

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From:
Rafael Garcia-Suarez
Date:
February 8, 2008 01:45
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] feature bundles are the same across all subversions
Message ID:
b77c1dce0802080144o68bae149u5aa588cefa650f@mail.gmail.com
On 13/01/2008, Steffen Mueller <l2ot9pa02@sneakemail.com> wrote:
> Hi p5p,
>
> with this patch, all feature bundles with different sub-versions are
> made equal:
>
>    use feature ':5.10.0';
>
> then is the same as
>
>    use feature ':5.10';
>
> This fixes the issue Rafael brought up that 5.12.0 croaks on
>
>    use feature ':5.10.5';
>
> if 5.10.5 was released after 5.12.0 eventhough it seems natural to
> assume that "5.12.0" > "5.10.5".

Thanks, applied as #33247.

> Please note that I'm not entirely in favour of having this patch
> applied. The recent discussion about backporting features was going in
> this direction and currently, this is the only proposed way to fix the
> problem entirely. It seems to me that any other fix would include
> dual-living feature and expecting all users to stay on the bleeding edge
> with that. (Suuure...) For details on that, please refer to the recent
> thread.

Another solution would be to devise some heuristic. I couldn't find a
way to do that without permitting inconsistent behaviours. So for now
we, by contract, ensure there are no new features added in maintenance
releases.

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