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Re: Next Libtool Point Release Pending

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Next Libtool Point Release Pending
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 17:22:36 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (GSO 1266 2009-07-14)

On Mon, 9 Aug 2010, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

* Gary V. Vaughan wrote on Mon, Aug 09, 2010 at 06:52:19PM CEST:
That's true, but I think that was because we tried too hard to make
the 2.x branch perfect, and spent altogether too much time pumping out
more and more 1.5.x releases with patches merged back from an ever
diverging code base. As long as we're careful not to do any of this
things, then we can avoid repeating history.

Do you really want to reopen this can?  IMVHO 2.x took so long because
it was destabilized *too* *much*.

Both of you are correct. 2.x was very destablized for a couple of years and then we became paranoid for a couple more years in order to make up for past excesses. The test suite became a whole lot better in the mean time.

We should always keep in mind that libtool is just a 'tool' and eventually it should be feature-rich enough to only require periodic updates for compiler and operating system changes. We are not far from that objective.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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