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Re: [RFC][wwwdocs] Mention PR21173 in the news

Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
Steven Bosscher <> writes:

| So this patch adds a friendly note on the home page, with a link to the
| bug.  Comments?

I'm very supportive of the idea.  However,  can we put a more
descriptive information about the symptoms of that bug?

I'm not very supportive of putting this on our front page. I think putting it on the 4.0 page itself would make sense to me. It's definitely worth warning people about frequently reported bugs, but I don't think that even a serious, oft-reported bug, rises to the level of front-page news.

I'd appreciate it people would not get too excited about these issues, as just replying to lots of email takes up lots of my time. Every .0 release (3.3.0, 3.4.0, etc.) has had serious bugs, and this is 4.0.0. Maybe this is more serious, maybe it's not. But, the world's not coming to an end. There's real overhead in doing a release, not just for me, but for everyone. Rushing out releases without adequate forethought is not what I want to do.

However, I'm working actively on 4.0.1 planning, now that 3.4.4 is done, and expect to have something to say soon; within a few days at most. I've been reviewing the outstanding PRs, and thinking about what to do. I think it's clear that we want to get a release done soon, but we also want to make sure that we don't have a release that has some new bad problem, resulting in churn. Please stay tuned.

Mark Mitchell
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