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Re: time for Autoconf 2.72 (was: On time64 and Large File Support)

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: time for Autoconf 2.72 (was: On time64 and Large File Support)
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:40:01 -0500
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On Mon, Feb 6, 2023, at 12:34 PM, Marko Lindqvist wrote:
On Mon, 6 Feb 2023 at 19:23, Zack Weinberg <> wrote:

On the subject of Debian, we could probably get an RC into experimental and ask for archive rebuilds and say that we were hoping to get 2.72 approved for a bookworm stable update.


Even with the stage of the Debian freeze (at the time RC would come out)?

A Debian "stable update" is not the stable release itself, it's a pile of bugfixes that comes out every couple months during the lifetime of that release.  It's _unusual_ to put a new upstream feature release into a stable update, but not unheard of, and "better support for compilers that default disable old-style function definitions" might be sufficient justification.

In any case there should be no problem at all getting it into experimental.  "New exciting upstream release that developers would like to play with despite a release freeze" is what experimental is _for_.


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