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Re: New release of GNU make

From: Sam James
Subject: Re: New release of GNU make
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 03:47:45 +0100

> On 3 Sep 2022, at 23:55, Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org> wrote:
> 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).

I started testing master recently and hit https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?63016
which prevented doing any more testing.

> 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.

Thanks for working on a new release.


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