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    SubjectRe: [OT] portable Makefiles (was: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest))
    On Sat, Feb 25, 2006 at 06:44:10PM +0100, David Weinehall wrote:
    > On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:09:39AM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
    > > 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.
    >
    > Uhm, the version of GNU make in Debian (3.81beta4) was released
    > 12 December 2005; I wouldn't call that dead (or unmaintained).

    Oh, and as an update, 3.81rc1 was release on the 19th of February 2006.

    Yeah, very unmaintained and dead upstream...


    Regards: David
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