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Re: Bash-5.0-alpha available

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash-5.0-alpha available
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:42:28 -0400
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On 9/16/18 3:00 AM, Eduardo Bustamante wrote:

> Out of curiosity, when / how will bash 5.x become a stable release?
> The main reason I ask is that I'd like to ensure that there's
> reasonable fuzzing coverage of the parser, readline and other
> easy-to-fuzz areas of bash before that happens.

Bash-5.0 is about to go into beta test. While fuzzing has some
interesting results, I haven't really seen any security problems or
any serious bug that would cause me to hold up a release from the
fuzzing-uncovered issues I've seen so far.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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