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Re: OT: latest stable version not recommended

From: mwoehlke
Subject: Re: OT: latest stable version not recommended
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:19:52 -0500
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Paul Eggert wrote:
address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:
http://directory.fsf.org/gzip.html; no mention there

1.3.5 is mentioned on that Directory page as the "(devel)" release.

Anyway, I wrote rms about the lack of official releases in recent

For what it's worth, I was responsible for gzip alpha releases 1.3
through 1.3.5, and would be willing to generate a 1.3.6 if there's

If you can get it marked "stable" (and especially represented as such on fsf.org), I at least would be interested. As I said, after *seven* years, I think it's about time. :-)

Initially I thought gzip 1.3 (released 1999-12-21) was going to be
official, but the maintainer demurred.  I lost contact with him some
time after that.  As I understand it he's busy doing other things.

Would that (and the 2003 update date) mean that gzip is unmaintained?

The gzip home page <http://www.gzip.org/> hasn't been updated since
July 2003, but it still says that a new official version of gzip will
be released soon.  That comment about the new version been there since
at least January 2002, according to web.archive.org.

My preferred shell is Christian. It's Bourne Again.

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