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Re: another 1.5 release

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: another 1.5 release
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 17:18:47 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, Peter O'Gorman wrote:

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

Profound changes like this should not be introduced in a bug-fix branch.

So do you think it is okay for HEAD? I think Daniel would at least have something to say to QA if it were applied to HEAD. It would also allow for some testing before being backported to a release branch.

It is certainly much safer and wiser to make such changes to HEAD. It supports proving that the changes don't break for GCC users on other platforms without placing a stable release branch at risk. The reason for stable release branches is so that minor releases may be made without requiring re-testing the software on all supported platforms. The 2.0 branch has not yet produced a release so it is still feasable to alter a feature although our focus needs to be to get 2.0 out the door since it has been gestating for over a year.

I believe that we should adhere to Albert Chin's advice that compiler feature tests should be restricted to libtool.m4.

Bob Friesenhahn

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