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Re: gcc-4.1-20080303 is now available
On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 1:31 AM, Ian Lance Taylor <email@example.com> wrote:
> "Gabriel Dos Reis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Gerald Pfeifer <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 3 Mar 2008, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> >> > Do we still want to keep this branch alive?
> >> Looking at the changes that were made in the last three months still,
> >> it seems the branch is still surprisingly alive, so it may not yet be
> >> the time to close it. Personally I don't have a preference either way,
> >> but I'll update our main page to reflect the current status (no new
> >> releases, among others) a bit better and if the decision is to close
> >> it down volunteer to take the necessary steps.
> > The alternative would to be to make a final release and close it.
> > We have two options. What do people think?
> My understanding is that the FSF has directed us to not make any
> further GPLv2 releases. So if we do a 4.1.3 release, the branch needs
> to be converted to GPLv3. This could be done using Nick Clifton's
> script, but somebody would have to do the work.
> I'm relatively agnostic on whether to do a 4.1.3 release or not.
I think we agreed to _not_ move the 4.1 branch to GPLv3. So, if
the FSF says we may not release as GPLv2 then we should not do
a 4.1.3 release. The branch is simply open as 4.1 is widely adopted
and distributors ship from the top of the branch and not from point-releases