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Re: Readline-8.1 release available

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Readline-8.1 release available
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:50:06 -0500
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On 1/17/21 2:57 PM, Tom Tromey wrote:
"Chet" == Chet Ramey <chet.ramey@case.edu> writes:

Chet> The first public release of the GNU Readline library, version 8.1, is
Chet> now available for FTP with the URLs
Chet> and from the master branch in the readline git repository
Chet> (http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/readline.git/log)
Chet> and the usual GNU mirrors.

When I look at the master branch there, I only see 3 commits after the
"Readline 8.0 patch 1" commit.  But, when I look on the readline-8.1-rc3
branch, I see many more things.  However, I wasn't sure if the -rc3
branch had all of the commits that went into 8.1.

It would be nice if readline used git more normally.  Failing that, a
tag marking the commit that was used for the actual 8.1 release would be

The reasons bash and readline use the approach they do are well-known and
have been covered numerous times dating from 2009 or so. I inherited the
git repository and its use of `master' to hold the current release version
and official patches, and just added the `devel' branches to track development work.

Here's a representative email message describing the approach, this one
from 2011:


Thanks for letting me know about the missing tag for the readline-8.1
release in the `master' branch. I just added it.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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