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Re: Upcoming 1.3.2 release
Jim Blandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Okay. I'm still not clear about whether guile-1.3.2 is going to be out
> > of the latest guile-core CVS source, or whether it is smaller changes
> > off of the version that was released as guile-1.3
> It's out of the latest tree, as Mikael says. The current sources
> don't have anything really unstable in them, as far as I know.
> - The GOOPS core support is there, but it seems pretty stable.
> - The new I/O system is there, and seems more stable than the previous
> one. Definitely more portable.
> - The environments are still in revision, and aren't present in the
> tree yet.
> - The GC stuff still isn't in.
> Do you have any specific concerns, or is it just the principle of the
Just the principle of the thing.
> If you were hoping for a bug-fix-only release, it ain't gonna happen.
Oh well... I guess Scwm should start using guile's CVS source, then.
> > (and was there ever a guile-1.3.1? There isn't one at the usual GNU
> > ftp sites).
> Release numbers whose third component is odd are anonymous CVS.
> Things we actually package up in a tar file and release have even
> third components. Thus 1.3 (.0) is a real release; 1.3.1 is the name
> for the various revisions people have been getting from CVS; 1.3.2 is
> the next release. Immediately after 1.3.2 is released, the CVS
> sources will call themselves 1.3.3. (I guess I should explain that
> somewhere, huh?)
Yep; I'd just never seen it done before on the micro version numbers,
but I imagine others are confused about this as well.
> I'm going to try to get 1.3.2 out before leaving for Japan on Aug 3.
> While in Japan, I'll be working on Guile full-time, working with the
> MULE team on internationalization. I'll be back in the beginning of
> September. I want to release 1.3.4 in late September.
That sounds great; we exchanged email a while back about ability to
register a C function to be invoked at start and end of garbage
collection. Might that make it into 1.3.2? It's definitely nice to be
able to provide feedback to the user of an interactive application about
when garbage collection is occurring.
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