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Re: dejagnu version update?



On 16/09/15 17:14, Mike Stump wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2015, at 12:29 AM, Andreas Schwab <schwab@suse.de> wrote:
>> Mike Stump <mikestump@comcast.net> 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 .....

regards
Ramana


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