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Re: SWIG versions - why not 1.3.31 yet?

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2007-09-27 05:58:26 CEST

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Dan Christian wrote:

> The Ubuntu long term support release (dapper) still ships with swig
> 1.3.27. It would be a (needless) pain if that was no longer
> supported. Not everyone updates there OS every 6 months or enjoys
> building swig from scratch.
>
> Given that only developers are affected, what does it mean to "drop
> support"? How much support effort will this really save?
>
> -Dan C
>

Same reasoning for RedHat Enterprise Linux. Normally a new version only
comes out every 18 - 24 months. If it is not a problem to support older
versions (unless some overriding reason like security or bad bugs) it
would be nice to still support older versions of supporting libs.

> On 9/26/07, Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net> wrote:
>> (1) Since 1.3.31 was released 10 months ago, it would be unreasonable
>> not to support it if it is feasible to do so.
>>
>> (2) Given that SWIG is not required to build the bindings from a
>> release, only to do development on them, or to be a release manager, I
>> see no reason to support versions more than one year old, if even that
>> much. If we adopted that policy, we would drop support for all versions
>> prior to 1.3.29 immediately, and in two months time, drop support for
>> all versions prior to 1.3.31. Or, we could just go ahead and drop
>> support for all versions prior to 1.3.31 right now.
>>
>>
>> Max.
>
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