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Re: Freeze exceptions for gcc-*

* Ludovic Brenta (ludovic@ludovic-brenta.org) [080426 14:28]:
> Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> writes:
> > Same thing about GCC; before making 4.3 the default on some
> > architectures I asked single members of the release team if regression
> > fixes and bug fixes were allowed after the freeze, which was not
> > denied at this time.  I don't plan to upload a new GCC version from
> > the trunk but follow the branches until the next subminor releases
> > [1], [2]. On the branches only regression fixes are allowed.  Plus
> > there will even be a new feature introduced (ObjC for armel).  I do
> > see these updates as part of getting more quality into the
> > distribution.
> >
> >   Matthias
> >
> > [1] http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2008-04/msg00449.html
> > [2] http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2008-04/msg00243.html
> I second Matthias' opinion.  For gnat-4.3, I would like to continue
> backporting bug fixes (not new features) from the trunk so they are
> available in Lenny.

I think it worked quite well for Etch with gcc*, so we will probably do
the same for Lenny. So, please, in case there are changes wanted, speak
with us first and tell us open about the risks, and we'll manage to come
to a way that's usefull for Debian at large and all of us. (And one
change is already under consideration at the moment, no need to repeat
such questions.)


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