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Re: Releasing 2.20

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Releasing 2.20
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:06:22 +0200
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Masamichi Hosoda <address@hidden> writes:

>> Hans Aikema <address@hidden> writes:
>>> David,
>>> 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)
>> That's more a matter of GUB than of LilyPond.  GhostScript is more of a
>> runtime dependency so it's not really something we would refuse a build
>> for.
> I've sent a pull request that updates GUB's Ghostscript to 9.21.
> However, on FreeBSD 32 bit, both Ghostscript 9.20 and 9.21 crash.
> So only for FreeBSD 32 bit, Ghostscript 9.15 is used.
> Linux 64 bit, Linux 32 bit, Linux PPC, FreeBSD 64 bit,
> and Windows are no problem.
> In my humble opinion, after or before releasing 2.20,
> it is better to discontinue some platforms' binary release.

If we call it "stable", it better be stable.  So I think it would make
sense to make the decision for the release.

David Kastrup

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