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Re: new release?

From: Richard Purdie
Subject: Re: new release?
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2022 09:08:43 +0000
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On Sat, 2022-02-05 at 21:06 -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On 05 Feb 2022 15:15, Alex Ameen wrote:
> > This is a good question. I plan on making a new release this month.
> > 
> > When I first adopted the project I ambitiously thought I'd manage to 
> > create a new release after about a month; but the truth is when I 
> > started doing a deep dive into the internals there was a lot of history 
> > and complexity for me to unpack. Things that are easy to overlook like 
> > how change-logs get generated, quirks in the testing framework, and 
> > tracing down disparate areas to align documentation took quite a while 
> > to navigate.
> > 
> > The good news is that I think I've got the confidence to push a release 
> > soon. One area that I was reading up on this weekend was whether the 
> > "alpha"/private releases of `libtool' might be appropriate, or whether I 
> > should just push a release immediately. I'll admit I am leaning towards 
> > just making a release to avoid the entire alpha process for the time being.
> i wouldn't sweat it too much.  the next release of libtool will be 2.6, and
> you can note its state in the announcement/NEWS.  distros will give it a run
> to find regressions, and as fixes are merged, just do 2.6.1, 2.6.2, etc...

I'd like to second that. Getting a release out would be great even if it isn't
perfect, then go from there.

I know there are some Yocto Project patches for issues we've collected from
across the embedded ecosystem over the last few years that I rebased and posted
in the hope they could be merged. I'd rather we got to those in due course and
had a release though! :)



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