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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: Bash features
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 19:44:02 +0100
>>>>> On Sat, 9 Jan 2010, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:

>> | Vote (6 yes, 1 no): Ebuilds must be completely parsable with
>> | =bash-3.2*, any use of later bash features will be reverted.

> Doesn't the way that's worded mean "it has to work with every single
> 3.2 patch", though? I take that to mean "must be completely parsable
> with bash-3.2_p0 through bash-3.2_p9999", not "must work with at
> least one version of bash-3.2_psomething".

Then we could simply have said "must be parsable with =bash-3.2" which
we didn't. Clearly, the main idea was to disallow usage of bash-4*
features. We could also discuss if "use of features" includes things
mentioned in the documentation but not properly working because of
bugs. Anyway, I think that tweaking the spec's wording wouldn't have
many practical consequences.

But we may have to revert that eclass for a different reason:
The council has voted (in the same meeting) that an upgrade path for
stable systems must be provided for one year at least. One year ago
bash-3.2_p33 was the latest stable version, therefore we must not yet
rely on any bugfixes in _p48.

Ulrich


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Re: Bash features
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