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From: Norbert Nemec
Subject: Re: Web sites...
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 18:32:14 +0100
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On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 09:21:39PM +1030, Michael Talbot-Wilson wrote:
> In the meantime, 1.2 may be a feasible point
> of departure for some (eventual) other team.  It doesn't seem usual
> for the FSF to remove the previous version from the GNU sites when a
> new one comes along, and I wonder why it is being done in the case of
> Sather.

I do not know, what you are talking about: Version 1.2.1 is up for download on just as it was since it was placed there. Whoever wants 
to branch off development from that version is explicitely allowed to do so by 
the GPL/LGPL. Anyway, I do not believe it would be worth the effort. There 
certainly are points in the new library I would have done differently. (I had 
my arguments with Keith on those topics several times...) but looking at the 
new library as a whole, I'm sure I could never have come anywhere near the 
quality and completeness it has now.

As for the talk about the FSF: At the moment, I am the only one who does any 
changes to the GNU-Sather site at all. I can not guarantee that everything I do 
is conformant to GNU standards, but at least I try to go that way. In this 
special case, it would be recommended not to try to provide every single patch 
level, but, of course, the latest version of the 1.2 line stay there for 
download, and, if anybody cares to provide support for that line, I will 
happily put up bugfix-releases 1.2.2 and so on. (Although I'm not willing to 
put much time into that myself.)

> And, because Nobbi or Keith wanted to know, I _did_ have a tiny
> problem (with signal.h) compiling 1.3.b7 on Linux 2.4.0-test9.  Diffs
> (v. rough hack to get it to compile) follow.  Ignore the
> <bits/signum.h> line, which didn't solve the problem.  Possibly this
> problem has gone away with the latest Linux kernels.

Does not seem to be a question of the kernel-version: glibc 2.2.1 does contain
/usr/include/bits/signum.h which has '#define SIGSYS 31' and is included via 


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