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1.6.8 up for signing / testing

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:52:33 -0600

After pulling 1.6.7 due to a segfault regression, we've rerolled the branch as Subversion 1.6.8. The magic revision is r898464, and you can find the tarballs here:

http://orac.ece.utexas.edu/pub/svn/1.6.8/

Please be sure to test the bindings.

You know the drill: signatures from full committers back to me, and enthusiastic tester feedback is welcome. At this point, this candidate is not yet blessed for wide release, so please don't make it available to people not interested in test-driving the new release.

Distro package maintainers, please do NOT include any pre-release builds, even blessed, into operating system distros. The reasons for not doing so were very eloquently outlined by Karl in a mail, which is summarized at the above address.

The quick version is: we don't guarantee compatibility between the pre-releases and the final release, so if people install the release candidate, all their repositories and working copies might break irreparably when they upgrade to 1.6.8 proper. We don't want that kind of bad publicity, and neither do you.

-Hyrum
Received on 2010-01-12 23:53:13 CET

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