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Re: new snapshot (rm fixes and new program: mktemp)

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: new snapshot (rm fixes and new program: mktemp)
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 22:30:39 +0200

Bauke Jan Douma <address@hidden> wrote:

> Jim Meyering wrote on 08-10-07 11:05:
>> In addition to adding mktemp, I've fixed a few low-probability bugs in rm.
>> This also includes a lot of new code from gnulib, by virtue of coreutils
>> now requiring the vasprintf-posix module (mostly for non-POSIX systems),
>> so please give this a work-out if you haven't built a snapshot recently:
>>     http://meyering.net/cu/coreutils-6.9-ss.tar.gz
>>     http://meyering.net/cu/coreutils-6.9-ss.tar.gz.sig
>> aka
>>     http://meyering.net/cu/coreutils-6.9-316-e6f4b.tar.gz
>>     http://meyering.net/cu/coreutils-6.9-316-e6f4b.tar.gz.sig
>> In addition, note that the next snapshot will probably be compressed
>> with lzma, rather than with gzip.  The resulting file is less than half
>> the size of the .gz one and it is even 2MB smaller than the .bz2 one:
> Never heard of it!
> Is this it: http://tukaani.org/lzma/ ?


> Is it considered mature/stable??

In summary, stable beta releases are "ok to use", according to the author.
Don't use the alpha releases for production work, yet.  I asked Lasse
about this earlier today.  Maybe he'll repost his reply for the list.

So far, it looks good enough for me, and I'm pretty picky.
I'll be careful/paranoid, of course, and may distribute a
signature or checksum of the uncompressed tarball too, just in case.

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