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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.40.0] OK to build release?
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-07 13:45:45

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> There has been little feedback on the 1.40.0 beta release. I'm hoping
>> that is a good sign:-)
> Or users just don't do anything until it's really-really-final tarball :-(
> We've just got a bug report on boost-users:
> that say that install, on Linux, does not work, unless you specify --libdir
> option explicitly. 'stage' is not affected.
> I am very sorry for letting this slip, but the question is what to do now. I've
> already fixed the problem on trunk:
> How do we make this available to users?
> 1. Is release branch open now for all commits?


> 2. It is desirable to create new set of packages, with fixed
> version of Alternatively, should it be in some
> 'hot-fix' area?

IMO, this issue is serious enough to justify a point release. Here's
what I'd like to see:

- We create a 1.39.1 branch from the 1.39 tag.
- We merge the patched to the 1.39.1 branch
- We issue a new release from that branch


- We open the normal release branch for general merges and start work on


Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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