SVN and branches (was Re: DSA2)

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Sep 28 21:18:31 CEST 2006

On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 11:44:03PM -0400, John W. Moore III wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> > Probably not.  It's literally a change in the comments.  No actual
> > code change involved.
> > 
> > David
> > 
> Ahhhh...But the New Branch Release does *not* Compile.  Surely you and
> Others are interested in that???

This is not good.  First, you forwarded private mail to a mailing
list.  Second, your question was "Will a new branch release follow
soon?".  My answer, as seen above, was no.  There is no reason to make
a new GPG 1.4.x release for a license change with no change in actual
functionality.  How you got from there to a complaint that it doesn't
currently compile, I don't see.

The SVN code may not compile on some platforms.  It may even stay in
that state for a while while problems are worked out.  That the
difference between the SVN and a release.  In this particular case,
Werner and I were discussing how we wanted to fix the problem.  Now
that there are two GPG branches, it's important to not do something in
one branch that will make life miserable in the other.

> There has been much speculation about
> the \Trunk superseding the \Branch development.

The 1.4.x branch is not going away.


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