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Re: Issue  : backport patch
Matthew Backes wrote:
I wanted to submit a shortish patch, basically backported from the
solution for issue 4623 to the 2.3 branch, tested on Linux and
I am not sure about the proper way to submit such a patch, any
Technically, it is just a backport of 2.4's fix for 4623. It has been
tested on both Linux and Solaris 9.
Reviewing this code again, in my opinion this is a feature
enhancement and it has no place in 2.3 which is feature-frozen.
Please reconsider; it is a feature enhancement, but it's one that
matches the text of the docs And the original intent of the docs.
Finer granularity in the divisions between antique/stable/alpha code
would be helpful both to potential contributors and users. Allowing
some feature enhancements into 2.3 after each stable-point seems like
a reasonably mild way to do this; stable-only users will sit tight
until the stable tag is advanced (and probably quite a bit longer,
arg), while many others will be interested in trying these features
long before 2.4 is usable for their sites.
Well, ideally 2.4 would have been generally released by now. For the most part
its code has been stable for the past several months anyway. Aside from a
couple of minor issues, the biggest missing piece now is just the documentation.
But in the absence of a general 2.4 release, I guess it makes sense to do some
more minor enhancements to 2.3. Kurt has also identified some password-control
related enhancements to get into 2.3.
I've got no real problem with putting this code into 2.3 if there are no
objections to unfreezing the release. The code obviously works, and there's no
IPR issue with the submission since the code is all originally written by me.
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