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Re: Releasing 2.20

From: Hans Aikema
Subject: Re: Releasing 2.20
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2017 00:27:52 +0200


Make sure that your main focus will be getting back into good shape.

If schedule and energy levels allow for starting of a 2.20 branch I think it 
would be good to update ghostscript to a version that has the PNG-transparency 
glitches fixed that surfaced in 2.19.51.
Ghostscript has made a release with the fix for the issue that was created by 
Masamichi Hosoda as a result of the discovery of the PNG-transparency bug in 
the 2.19.51 Lilypond build) 

I guess not picking the ghostscript update from the 2.19 branch would be 
senseless, but keeping the current status of the 2.19 branch would not fit a 
stable release IMO

Hans Aikema, direct vanuit de iCloud

> Op 7 jun. 2017 om 22:34 heeft David Kastrup <address@hidden> het volgende 
> geschreven:
> Ok folks,
> tomorrow I am leaving for physical therapy.  I expect 3 weeks without
> extension since the problematic areas have boiled down considerably in
> the last two weeks already: swallowing is an ongoing nuisance, balance
> is pretty well but looking back when bicycling still is precarious in
> particular when something _is_ creeping up.  And temperature and pain
> insensitivity on the left side and the mouth is something that also
> requires adaption.  I am dealing reasonably well with my right hand
> though using it in "independent parts" like for finicky mechanical feats
> and for playing button accordion still shows some disposition for
> cramping up.
> But all in all I'm down to somewhat particular complaints so it's my
> guess that 3 weeks of fulltime institutionalization will be sufficient
> for getting things on track sufficiently in order to revert to parttime
> afterwards.
> A number of people have wished me well, voiced their concerns and sent
> personal support.  Most of them I haven't answered individually and
> apologize for that: I have a lot on my mind right now and the mind is
> not all that well-focused yet (and honestly, it wasn't all that
> well-focused before the stroke either).  So putting out individual and
> appropriate responses well a bit through the cracks.
> I have to see how much of a taxation therapy will turn out to be.  I got
> my computer with me and I have installed a WWAN card and got some data
> plan that should at least be good for email and issue updates.
> Reception is pretty bad out in the woods here (I don't really have a
> dedicated antenna but have instead sacrificed a Wifi antenna in the
> laptop) but my expectation is that the institution will likely have a
> cell tower close enough for Email to get in and out reliably enough.
> So I should be able to do some reasonably straightforward work.
> So how is it going to end up?  Barring objections, I'll probably branch
> off a stable release branch early next week.  I'll have to see what to
> cherry-pick into this branch as fixes proceed, and possibly what to
> revert when it is not clear that functionality provided by recent
> patches/changes can be considered stable in use and interface.
> I don't think that we should need much more than the 3-week maturing
> period corresponding to the expected physical therapy duration.
> The alternative of releasing 2.18.3 since 2.18.2 does not even compile
> using gcc-7 anymore is something I want to avoid.
> So I'd rather pitch for a timely release of 2.20.  There have been a few
> critical bugs flagged, however.  I'll take a look at them eventually but
> if someone else has a good idea...
> -- 
> David Kastrup
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