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Re: Release Autoconf 2.70

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Release Autoconf 2.70
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:11:43 -0600
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On 07/21/2016 12:25 AM, Marko Lindqvist wrote:
> On 21 July 2016 at 00:06, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 07/20/2016 11:21 AM, Craig Andrews wrote:
>>>  what's
>>> blocking a release?
>> Lack of free time from someone with commit rights.
>  How much time it takes to make a release? For the outsider there's
> not many obviously needed steps that take a lot of time. Does making a
> RC take as much time as full release, or could we have RC for testing
> both autoconf and the build systems of projects that use it?

The biggest time sink is digging through the mail archives to ensure
that all posted patches that are still relevant have been applied; I
know that there is a big body of work for detecting compiler warnings
that needs to be reviewed and incorporated.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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