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Re: release policy

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: release policy
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 01:35:46 +0100
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Hi Bob, Ralf,

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> * Bob Friesenhahn wrote on Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 07:49:38PM CEST:
>>On Sun, 18 Sep 2005, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>>>>Development libtool offers few user-visible features where a new
>>>>feature is defined by new functionality.  Most new "features" are
>>>>internal design changes.
>>>- no stupid C++/Fortran 77 checks for C-only users (plus several
>>>hundred KB smaller configure scripts)
>>For example, the first item you list is actually a "bug fix" since it 
>>was not a problem in the 1.4.X releases.  The bug was added in 1.5. 
> Oops.  I did not know that, I never used 1.4 in practice.  :-/
> I retract that then partly, I did not know 1.5 had regressions over 1.4.
> I never meant to "sell" regression fixes as new features.

Bob, that's really not fair!  The reason 1.4 didn't do extra C++ and
f77 tests was because it only supported C!!!  The multi-language-branch
merge was the driver for bumping the release number to 1.5 -- a mere
2.5 years ago.

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