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Re: Proposed stable release of GNU findutils: opinions?

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: Proposed stable release of GNU findutils: opinions?
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 22:17:28 +0100
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On 12/18/2015 04:26 PM, James Youngman 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.

Several distros are using 4.5.* since years, so it doesn't make much
sense to me to lose energy on maintaining the older branch.  Most of
the open bugs have been there in the older version already, so declaring
the latest and greatest as stable doesn't worsen anything for anybody,
and only helps distros with more formally restrictive policies.

As of now, there are only 2 bugs marked as "blocker"; however, I'd not
consider them as such - one of them is even marked as a document bug.

Therefore, let's move on:

Have a nice day,

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