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Re: dejagnu version update?
- From: Ramana Radhakrishnan <ramana dot radhakrishnan at foss dot arm dot com>
- To: Mike Stump <mikestump at comcast dot net>, Andreas Schwab <schwab at suse dot de>
- Cc: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>, Bernhard Reutner-Fischer <rep dot dot dot nop at gmail dot com>, David Malcolm <dmalcolm at redhat dot com>, gcc-patches List <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:25:07 +0100
- Subject: Re: dejagnu version update?
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On 16/09/15 17:14, Mike Stump wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2015, at 12:29 AM, Andreas Schwab <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Mike Stump <email@example.com> writes:
>>> The software presently works with 1.4.4 and there aren’t any changes
>>> that require anything newer.
>> SLES 12 has 1.4.4.
> Would be nice to cover them as well, but their update schedule, 3-4 years, means that their next update is 2018. They didn’t update to a 3 year old stable release of dejagnu for their last OS, meaning they are on a > 7 year update cycle. I love embedded and really long term support cycles (20 years), but, don’t think we should cater to the 20 year cycle just yet. :-) Since 7 is substantially longer than 2, I don’t think we should worry about it. If they had updated at the time, they would have had 3 years of engineering and testing before the release and _had_ 1.5.
Sorry about the obvious (possibly dumb) question.
Can't we just import a copy of dejagnu each year and install it as part of the source tree ? I can't imagine installing dejagnu is adding a huge amount of time to build and regression test time ? Advantage is that everyone is guaranteed to be on the same version. I fully expect resistance due to specific issues with specific versions of tcl and expect, but if folks aren't aware of this .....