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2011/9/13 Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>>>>> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
>> Thanks for the reminder; I looked, and it turns out that we now have
>> a great precedent.
>> Quoting PMS:
>> "The required bash version was retroactively updated from 3.0 to 3.2
>> in November 2009 (see http://www.gentoo.
>> So we could just retroactively update it again and let people scream
>> if they're actually affected by this.
I would really like if we do it properly this time.
So it is done for goot and does not reappear from time to time.
> If you read the quoted council log, you'll find that the retroactive
> change was done because usage of bash 3.2 features in the tree was
> already widespread at that time. This is very different from the
> current situation, therefore it is not at all a precedent.
As is Ulrich saying, it was done because everyone at that point was
using such features.
Not because we wanted those features to be used.