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SubjectRe: [OT] portable Makefiles (was: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest))
Tim Walberg <twalberg@mindspring.com> wrote:

> >> > 'accepted "bugs" not being fixed' is not equivalent to 'package is
> >> > not being maintained'... at least not in my admittedly meager grasp
> >> > of logic...
> >>
> >> They told me that fixing would take "a while". If you believe that
> >> "a while" is 20 years, then you seem to live in a different universe then I do.
> >>
>
> Indeed... I had already concluded that. It now seems that in
> your universe, the time span between 1999 and 2006 is on
> the order of 20 years, which seems to be a factor of nearly
> 3 over what it is in my universe (either that, or it's not
> 2006 where you are, but rather 2019...).

I don't know in which universe you live, but in my universe software that does
not fix severe bugs after 7 years or does not publish a new version at least every
2-3 years is called deas and unmaintained. Both applies to GNU make.

Jörg

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