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Re: 1.8 status

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: 1.8 status
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 13:22:51 -0400
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> Greg Troxel <address@hidden> writes:
>> 1.8.0 seems to now be pretty old, and a diff of the head of
>> branch_release-1-8 against release_1-8-0 (-Nu) gives 6088 lines, of
>> which 2857 are new (ignorning hierarchy.pdf).
>> The slib bug fix appears not to be present on the 1.8 branch, but I'm
>> not quite sure - it seems only to be on the 1.6 branch, and not on
>> HEAD.
> Right.  The problem is that things have changed in 1.8, and we still
> haven't worked out the right way to handle SLIB.  The solution will
> almost certainly look a lot like the one in 1.6, but we also need to
> make sure the upstream guile.init is appropriate for 1.8.
> I've been talking with Aubrey Jaffer about this, but we've been going
> fairly slowly.
> The lack of SLIB support is one of the reasons that I haven't uploaded
> 1.8 packages for Debian yet.  I was hoping to wait until we had gotten
> that worked out, but I've decided to just go ahead, so I should be
> uploading 1.8 packages within about a week or so.

Thanks.  I'll take this as guidance that 1.8.0 is alpha quality, and
should not yet be considered a production release, and that I
shouldn't upgrade pkgsrc yet.  I'll stick with 1.6.8 for now.

    Greg Troxel <address@hidden>

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