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New release of GNU make

From: Paul Smith
Subject: New release of GNU make
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2022 18:55:47 -0400
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Hi all.

I would like to work on putting out a new release of GNU make.  I've
fixed, or merged patches for (thanks especially to Dmitry) most of the
issues that I had in mind for this release, except one: I'd really like
to fix the problem we currently have with handling fatal signals (like
SIGINT), because die() is invoked in a signal handler context and it
does all sorts of things that are not valid in a signal handler.

I have a partial solution to this but it runs up against the age-old
problem of trying to both wait for data on a file descriptor and also
wait for a child to exit, reliably, in a POSIX system.  I'm thinking
about ways to manage this.

But in the meantime I wanted to let people know in case they wanted to
point out particularly egregious bugs that should absolutely be looked
at before the release (obviously any regressions are most important).

As always I'll be creating release candidates and announcing them here
for people to try out who don't want to go through the process of
bootstrapping from a Git workspace.

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