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Re: dejagnu version update?


On 09/15/2015 01:23 PM, Bernhard Reutner-Fischer wrote:
On September 15, 2015 7:39:39 PM GMT+02:00, Mike Stump
<mikestump@comcast.net> wrote:
On Sep 14, 2015, at 3:37 PM, Jeff Law <law@redhat.com> wrote:
Maybe GCC-6 can bump the required dejagnu version to allow for
getting rid of all these superfluous load_gcc_lib? *blink* :)
I'd support that as a direction.

Certainly dropping the 2001 version from our website in favor of
1.5
(which is what I'm using anyway) would be a step forward.

So, even ubuntu LTS is 1.5 now.  No harm in upgrading the website
to 1.5.  I donât know of any reason to not update and just require
1.5 at this point.  Iâm not a fan of feature chasing dejagnu, but
an update every 2-4 years isnât unreasonable.

So, letâs do it this wayâ  Any serious and compelling reason to
not update to 1.5?  If none, letâs update to 1.5 in another week or
two, if no serious and compelling reasons not to.

My general plan is, slow cycle updates on dejagnu, maybe every 2
years. LTS style releases should have the version in it before the
requirement is updated.  I take this approach as I think this
should be the maximal change rate of things like make, gcc, g++,
ld, if possible.

Yea, although this means that 1.5.3 (a Version with the libdirs
tweak) being just 5 months old will have to wait another bump, I
fear. For my part going to plain 1.5 is useless WRT the load_lib
situation. I see no value in conditionalizing simplified libdir
handling on a lucky user with recentish stuff so i'm just waiting
another 2 or 4 years for this very minor cleanup.
Given we haven't updated the dejagnu reqs since ~2001, I think stepping forward would be appropriate and I'd support moving all the way to 1.5.3 with the expectation that we'll be on a cadence of no faster than 2 years going forward.

jeff


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