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Re: New libtool maintainer

From: Alex Ameen
Subject: Re: New libtool maintainer
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 13:14:18 -0600
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I just took a look at those. Good catches on the typos, I probably would not have noticed them just reading the script myself. Same thing with the M4 `[]' quoting issue ( classic pitfall ). I'll get these merged ASAP.

For the non-Linux patches I can merge them, but I don't have personally have OSX, powerpc, or Solaris boxes, and while I do have a Windows partition I don't currently have it set up to run these kinds of tests. Nonetheless I can merge these - if you have access to any of those platforms let me know if you would be open to running `make check' and posting the logs so I can sanity check the new behavior.

Thank you so much for bringing these to my attention. There's a long list of old patches and mailing list archives and as a practical matter it's hard to know which of them are still relevant - so I appreciate your help.

On 11/20/21 2:56 AM, Ozkan Sezer wrote:
On 10/27/21, Alex Ameen <> wrote:

This is Alex Ameen reporting in from Austin, Texas. I'm a long time GNU
and `autotools' user who specializes in ELF linking and loading. I'm
writing you today to introduce myself and announce that I was recently
approved as the new maintainer of `libtool'!

I'm excited to bring some updates to the tool and want to thank everyone
for their patience while I work my through the pending patch/bug lists
and get familiar with some of the maintenance infrastructure.

In the near future I look forward to extending `libtool' support for
modern ELF shared objects, and improved integration with the rest of
`autotools'. I'll share a more detailed roadmap after I've worked my
through the pending tasks in the mailing lists.

I want to express my appreciation for all of the `autotools' and
`libtool' maintainers/contributors before me. I understand that
`libtool' is an important piece of infrastructure for a number of
important pieces of software, and I aim to treat modifications and
extensions appropriately with that responsibility in mind ( don't worry
I'm not going to break legacy behavior with reckless abandon haha ).

Feel free to reach out if you have pending patches/issues you want to
"bump", ideas for improvements, general advice for a new GNU maintainer
- and above all if you'd like to lend a hand toward getting `libtool' up
and running again.

Thank you for your time,

-Alex Ameen
It would be nice if the patches for the following long-standing
bugs were applied: (also reported
         duplicately as 22895, 31900 and 36762) (also see 44684)

And maybe this?


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