1.7.1 release date?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Dec 8 15:02:00 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 08:00:00AM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Corinna wrote:
>> cgf wrote:
>>> I was talking about not changing the directory name for a non-beta
>>> release.
>> Sorry, but I don't understand this.  You proposed that the directory
>> gets renamed from release-2 to release, which would collide with the
>> old release directory name.  How is that talking about "not" renaming
>> a directory?!?
>Oh, I get it -- finally.
>The current non-beta release, 1.5.25, lives in release/
>cgf sez the next non-beta release, 1.7.1, should live in release/ (it
>doesn't matter where it lives NOW; it's currently in beta so that
>location doesn't "count").
>Thus, the non-beta "home" should continue to be "release/" -- e.g., no


>If we didn't care about legacy users, that would be the end of it.  We'd
>simply do a mass copy of everything in release-2/ over to release/, and
>rm -rf release-2.  Since we DO care (a little bit) about legacy users,
>we first "copy" the current contents of release/ over to
>release-legacy/.  (The actual mechanics of this: breaking the union
>mount, and simply doing directory level renames, is an implementation

And, I already have a populated release-legacy ready to go.


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