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Re: DELAYED: GDB 6.7 branch creation scheduled June 25th
> > You've not really answered my question but the prerogative is yours, of
> > course.
> Can you ask your question again? I probably didn't understand what
> you were asking.
It's just the one that I left in the the message "So where's the gain in
branching early?" but perhaps Stan Shebs answered it.
> > Once the branch is made, I might miss the announcement for the
> > imminent release, so I would only ask that the bug I have reported:
> As of now, the release is scheduled one month after branching.
> > http://sourceware.org/ml/gdb/2007-06/msg00022.html
> > is indeed fixed before the release.
> You have to understand that this can not be guarantied by me.
You're the release manager so presumably you can insist on certain things
being done before a release is made.
> I could
> be underestimating the severity of the problem, but this issue hardly
> seems blocking.
It breaks existing use of Gdb in Emacs 22.1.
> If you or anyone has a plan for fixing this issue
> and promises to propose a patch within a reasonable timeframe (let's
> say 2 weeks), then we can consider delaying the release a bit.
My plan would be just revert the change and I think Jan Kratochvil has agreed
with this. AFAICS there's no reason why this would delay the release.
> Otherwise, I think we should proceed, and just have this particular
> issue documented as a known problem.
It's not just a bug but a regression. I don't think breaking a feature
and then documenting it as a known problem is really an acceptable policy.