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Re: 1.5 release

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: 1.5 release
Date: 25 Apr 2005 16:27:24 -0300
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On Apr 24, 2005, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Alexandre,
> * Alexandre Oliva wrote on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 12:42:42AM CEST:
>> On Apr 23, 2005, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > -New in 1.5.15a: 2005-??-??; CVS version 1.5.15a, Libtool team:
>> > +New in 1.5.16: 2005-04-23; CVS version 1.5.15a, Libtool team:
>> Erhm...  If this is going out soon, could we perhaps get the patch I
>> posted for libtool.m4 in, to avoid configuring CXX and F77 in every
>> single libtool script, part of packages that only care about C?

> I wanted to do the release today, but I will at least wait for the
> Solaris feedback now.

> AC_PROVIDE_IFELSE is not in Autoconf 2.50 (AFAICT it's in 2.52).  I
> don't know if we left its usability through other patches already, but
> we do still advertise 2.50 compatibility.

We have a fallback AC_PROVIDE_IFELSE early in libtool.m4, which
enables us to use it even in earlier autoconf.  And we actually do use

> Also, this has been fixed properly in branch-2-0 and above.

Yep.  This is 1.5 only.

> I have not tested your patch, but would feel the need to do so quite a
> bit if I were to put it in.  (I have wondered whether to simply answer
> "not strictly a bug", but that would be making it a bit too easy on my
> side, I guess.)

I'm fine with such a decision.  I was just surprised when a co-worker
reported this bug to me, and it took me a while to even admit this was
possible :-)

Alexandre Oliva   
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   address@hidden,}
Free Software Evangelist  address@hidden,}

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