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Re: GDB 5.2 or GDB 5.1.1?
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- To: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Cc: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:52:25 -0500
- Subject: Re: GDB 5.2 or GDB 5.1.1?
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> I'm looking over all the things in my 5.1.1 folder and am beginning to think that it might be better if instead just move onto 5.2. I really don't know if it is worth all the effort (well mine and a few others) of pulling those changes onto a branch. All the C++ fixes, the HP/UX host stuff and so on.
> For this to work, all the proposed release criteria for 5.2 would need to be droped.
> Either way, there needs to be a decision by the middle of next week.
> Just a postscript to this. Because the FSF would like to be able to spin out a manual based on a current release but are currently fixing things I'll very likely end up spinning out a 5.1.1 or 22.214.171.124 (ulgh) anyway. The latter is far far easier.
> However I do still have a preference for cutting 5.2 rather than spend lots of effort getting fixes into the 5.1 branch.
> I guess the question I'm asking here is, how much stuff has been added to the 5.1 branch that might break things making a fast 5.1.1 a high risk activity.
For lack of opinion other than Daniel (thanks for the comments). I'm
Roll out 5.1.1 on ~24rd of Jan GMT (~23 in US). I need to do something
to address the (C) issues and I think this has the greatest benefit.
Please don't rush to put things onto that branch.
Branch 5.2 ~23 Feb
Release 5.2 ~23 Mar
The numbers aren't totally made up. 5.1 was branched July and released
November (4 months). The above cuts the branch life down to one month