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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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