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Re: Proposed stable release of GNU findutils: opinions?

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Re: Proposed stable release of GNU findutils: opinions?
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:30:18 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On 2015-12-18 James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm considering making a stable release (i.e. 4.6.0) of GNU findutils
> in the next few days, essentially identical to the recent 4.5.15
> release, with a version number change.

> What are your thoughts on this?   Clearly there are a number of open
> bug reports on the bug tracker.  However, many bug-fixes have occurred
> across the 4.5.x series, and so perhaps the benefit of the bug fixes
> in the proposed 4.6.0 release outweighs the downside of making a
> stable release with known bugs.

> What do you think?   If you don't think we should make a stable
> release without addressing one of the bugs in the bug tracker, would
> you like to volunteer to work on the issue you identified?


the status quo, with a very old stable release and a slowly moving
unstable one clearly does not work.

A number of Linux distros (e.g. Opensuse and Fedora) have already
moved to 4.5.x. We at Debian are still at 4.4.

I would consider the outdated gnulib in 4.5.15 a release-blocker, it
fails with perl 5.22 and I guess the build-error on ppc64el
is also gnulib related.

I do not know whether 4.5.15 has less (severe) bugs than 4.4.2, I was not
able to filter bugs applying only to 4.5.x on savannah? The three open
blocker and important bugs are  not 4.5.x specific.

cu Andreas
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