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Re: New libtool maintainer

From: Roumen Petrov
Subject: Re: New libtool maintainer
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2022 09:59:40 +0200
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Ozkan Sezer wrote:
On 2/8/22, Julien √ČLIE <> wrote:
Hi Alex,

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.
Many thanks for your work on Libtool!

I believe a good start would be to integrate suggestions and patches
from the issue tracker

and maybe also some patches Debian (and other distributions) have added
over the years to the last 2.4.6 release.  For instance:

We must be very careful with Debian patches!
Only Debian distributes version (valid for 1.4 and 2*) that cannot pass libtool 
regression tests.
As result is expected Debian to be flooded with defects.

Some of the outstanding bugs with existing patches :
            (and its dups at 22895, 31900, and 36762)

Some of the outstanding bugs without any suggested patches:

If those bugs are not Debian specific someone could look at them.

Libtool projects must not care for defects that shows Debian libtool brokenness.

Roumen Petrov

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