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Re: Preparing for a 1.6.8 release.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Preparing for a 1.6.8 release.
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:39:20 -0700
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Steve Ellcey <address@hidden> writes:

> Well, I am not sure.  There seem to be two ways to attack this, create
> some HP-UX specific code for continuations.c and gc.c, which would be to
> replace the access of ucontext_t with calls and then set IA64 in
> gc_os_dep.c and do more HP-UX specific stuff in that file.  Or bail out
> of the continuations.c and gc.c changes (use the default case) and just
> use more generic code.  I am not sure what the right way to go is.

Does HP-UX work with the generic code?  If so, then what would be the
advantage to anything else?

> I don't have the HP-UX specific code for continuations.c and gc.c at
> hand, my first thought was to just skip that code and use the generic C
> code.  That is why I was wondering if we wanted to punt on 1.6.8.  And,
> to add one more complication, the accessor functions that I would use to
> replace the IA64 Linux code are not in libc, but in a library called
> so that library would need to be linked in with guile.  I
> don't know if that complicates things or not.

Adding support for the library would probably mean we'd need to add at
least a bit of autoconfery.

> I am not sure exactly what schedule 1.6.8 is on but I will be down from
> tomorrow afternoon until Monday because of an office move over the
> weekend.

I think we're probably not in any danger of a release before then, but
you're probably right.  There's no reason this can't wait for 1.6.9,
which I can release as soon as we figure it out.

Rob Browning
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