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Re: Run-time dynamic linking in grep

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Run-time dynamic linking in grep
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:44:18 +0000

On 18 January 2011 08:08, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> That was before a big flurry of activity and multiple releases.

I've tried pinging at various times over the last few years, at busy
times (when it seems everyone was too busy with grep) and slack times
(when it seems everyone was too busy with other things) and have not
had much luck.

I suggest that the grep maintainers look through the patch and bug
trackers from time to time; this avoids patch submitters having to
second-guess when it's convenient to engage with the maintainers, and
also means that patches from submitters who don't have the time to
ping the maintainers repeatedly don't get lost. It makes the process
more efficient for both parties; I do this for projects I maintain.

If on the other hand the maintainers don't want to use the patch
tracker, then delete it on Savannah, so that people like me don't
waste our time and yours by posting patches there that won't be read.

> Please post complete and rebased patches (here, please, not on the
> tracker) and I'll take a look.

To try to avoid duplicated work, I'll start with one. Attached, a
rebased patch for adding transparent decompression using zlib (this is
patch #7017). To avoid mixing issues, I have for now removed the
run-time dynamic linking of zlib.


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