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Re: grep project state

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: grep project state
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 16:37:02 +0200
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Julian Foad wrote:
> Claudio Fontana wrote:
> > I am currently helping Karl with some project maintainment
> > tasks, and I was worried about grep not having a release in
> > quite some time, even though one would be very much needed.

Am I reading this correctly?  Are you, very gently, offering your 
help, Claudio?  Seeing that you now have an address @gnu.org, all 
it takes is an okay from Stepan to give you commit access to grep's 
repository, no?

> I really think it is best to try to release the fixes that we 
> have before working on more changes of any sort.

Indeed, getting the ball rolling is the only thing now.

>   * prepare a Change List (distilled from the ChangeLog and bug
> tracker)

I will go and do this, when you do the things below, Julian.  :)  
Tony, can you help me with this?

>   * decide whether to call it 2.5.3 or 2.6.0

Ehm, shouldn't that be 2.5.2?  Have I missed a release!?

>   * submit the RC package to a translation team such as
> http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/translation/registry.cgi?domain=grep
> (We should first merge in the work that they have already done.)

Yes, merging in current translations should be done first of all.

>   * review the changes (analyse them, check that they are
> documented, etc.)

The changes in coloring stuff aren't documented yet, so Charles' 
consolidated document patch should go in too, with some tweaks.


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