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Re: on the way of doing the alpha release

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: on the way of doing the alpha release
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:44:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

Another status update (finished items removed):

* Ralf Wildenhues wrote on Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 09:21:44PM CEST:
> - autoconf-archive URL:

Upstream is looking into this.  We may need to point to the new URL,
though (but this can safely wait after the alpha).

> Then there's the gnulib-additions patch.

The non-range part of this is applied; the rest postponed.

- After testing CVS Autoconf on some packages, I believe that this patch
will be the single largest source of subtle errors stemming from users'
or third-party macros, in packages using C99 or C++, or users trying to
compiler some C sources with a C++ compiler.  For example, to account
for the latter, gnulib macros would need several changes.

Should we try to scan the arguments of AC_LANG_PROGRAM and friends for
presence of
  \<exit *(
and absence of

and for matching sources issue a warning when autoupdate is run?
(This may have a fairly large autom4te runtime overhead.)

In any case, this needs prominent mention this in the release
announcement (additionally to the NEWS excerpt).

- Also, there's the datarootdir issue
that will need special mention.  Not sure whether it would need
a patch right now.

In any case, I can probably do the release either tonight (European
time), or it would have to wait for a few days.


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