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On 08:00 Thu 12 Feb , Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> On 15:53 Thu 12 Feb , Tiziano Müller wrote:
> > ... and another issue asked by darkside already for the last meeting:
> > - bash version in the tree ... please crawl archives.g.o on the -dev
> > ml or your own archive for that.
> To save everyone else wasting time on this, I did it:
This will come up whenever new features show up in bash, so it's not
purely a 3.1 issue. Here are a couple of options that have been
mentioned in earlier discussion:
Option A: Add bash dependencies to things using new features, and
guarantee bash 3.1 on boxes doing metadata generation. This would break
overlay users who aren't on 3.1 yet. (And will happen for new features
in the future, too.)
Option B: bash 3.1 has been stable since April 2006. We could lock down
on the 3.1 feature set in EAPIs 0-2 and require new EAPIs for new bash
features. Currently, PMS is set at 3.0 rather than 3.1.
I think we should update the PMS to bash 3.1 to allow for '+=' use. I
looked through the bash changelog, and 3.2 didn't appear to add any new
and useful features. We should then require a new EAPI for new bash
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