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- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Jason Merrill <jason at redhat dot com>, Toon Moene <toon at moene dot indiv dot nluug dot nl>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 16:43:06 -0000
- Subject: Re: Prerelease
>> My take on it is that we should establish a no-later-than date for
>> release-inhibiting "regressions".
> Makes sense to me. The last stages of the 3.1 release have been
> unreasonably attenuated by everyone waiting for the last fix, and then the
> next last fix...
And it's good that we're doing this kind of post-mortum analysis, even
if it ain't quite dead yet.
It's tough; cutting off fixing important regressions (like the libgcc
stuff, that was going to cause major problems) doesn't really make
We need to find the regressions sooner; that's clear. It's no good
to say, at the last minute, "I haven't built a foo-bar-baz configuration
for six months, but I've just noticed it doesn't work any more."