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Re: gcc-4.1-20080303 is now available


On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 1:31 AM, Ian Lance Taylor <iant@google.com> wrote:
>
> "Gabriel Dos Reis" <gdr@integrable-solutions.net> writes:
>
>  > On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 7:36 PM, Gerald Pfeifer <gerald@pfeifer.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
anyway.

Richard.


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