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Re: Patch committed

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: Patch committed
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:34:09 -0500 (EST)

> I've just committed a bare-minimum patch to get inetutils running
> under autoconf 2.52.  I have also tested that srcdir!=builddir builds
> work correctly, and we also now (finally!) pass a make distcheck.


> I realised that if I hold the release up until I get all the work I
> want to do on the build system done, it won't happen before I'm back
> from my wedding.
> Alain, I'd like to take control of the next few releases with the


> following targets in mind:
> This is the 1.4.0 release, to celebrate the fact that it should
> compile and that we have a new ping, gwhois, and talk.  I would like
> to release this by the 21st of February.
> The 1.4.1 will be a maintenance release with various patches
> discovered from 1.4.0 and the build system reworked.  I probably won't
> start work on this until I'm back at the end of March.  Assume a
> summer release or so.
> 1.5.0 will be a release that tries to put as much as possible into
> libraries (startup code, etc).  I also would like to try and write (or
> convince someone else to write) a gopher and gopherd pair.
> This whole process will take probably until the end of the year to get
> there, so I don't think there's any point in predicting what happens
> after that, although I have a silly dream of getting all the non-FSF
> copywritten code out of inetutils for a 2.0 release... =)

I'm currently tied up with other projects
and will not be of any help 'til the end of Mars.  Still available
via email(albeit slow response time).

Your roadmap looks good.

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