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Re: Release?

From: Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com>
Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014 - 12:28:54 CEST
Message-id: <26BA93FD-599A-4307-9AF3-476CD46C6DDD@me.com>

> On Aug 25, 2014, at 9:51 PM, Benedikt Morbach <benedikt.morbach@googlemail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello list,
> 
> would it be possible to cut a new popt release to make life for
> downstream distributions a little bit easier?

Here is popt-1.17 staged for release:
	http://yum.jbj.org/pub/centos6/SRPMS.i386/popt-1.17-1.src.rpm <http://yum.jbj.org/pub/centos6/SRPMS.i386/popt-1.17-1.src.rpm>
Dunno when the code will be run through a test/release
cycle, that’s a fair amount of work.

I’m not sure how a popt release helps downstream distros,
the major issue with popt is that nothing ever really changes.

> According to [1] the last release was done more than 4 years ago and
> there weren't many exciting features added in the meantime (at least as
> far as I can see) the little fixes do add up, especially the ones to the
> build-system and tests.
> 

And there aren’t many exciting features in popt-1.17 either. There
are lots of configuration changes for portability, but the underlying
popt code hasn’t changed much this century.

There is some experimental support for a Bloom filter data type
as well as an RPN calculator, neither of which will find much
application use doing CLI option processing.

73 de Jeff
Received on Tue Aug 26 13:29:27 2014
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