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Re: new release?

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: new release?
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2022 13:46:21 -0500

On 06 Feb 2022 11:56, Daniel Herring wrote:
> FWIW, libtool is a particularly difficult code base to release.  Long 
> history, many users, multi-platform, ...
> I would personally recommend the "slow" process unless you are confident 
> this release will "do no harm".  It was made for a reason, even if it 
> feels nobody is participating.  Relax, practice the release process, 
> spread the news and give people time to respond, build a good reputation, 
> have cover in case bugs are found later, ...

no software is ever bug free.  being paralyzed by "is it ready yet" and
never making a release as a result makes the problem worse.  infrequent
releases tend to lead to large accumulation of changes which makes them
even more unstable because the interactions are never tested.

libtool has a testsuite.  if bugs are found, fix them, add more tests.
iterate and move on.

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