Getting 2.4 Released

John Ralls jralls at
Sat Oct 16 15:57:32 EDT 2010

On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:47 AM, jh wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 10:06 -0700, John Ralls wrote:
> ...
>> What needs to be done to make the next test release a "release candidate" that we can safely recommend to ordinary users that they can try it out without risking their data? (FWIW, I've been using 2.3.15 regularly without incident, but there are lots of features that I don't use.)
> I still get a couple of failures (with r19666) and errors, when I run
> 'make check'. Doesn't that need to be fixed?
> BTW, how can I get a nice list of what goes wrong?
> when I enter 
>  make check > check.log
> the output seems to be devided between the screen and the log file.

To get errors into the log, use

  make check > check.log 2>&1

Well, I think that make check failures should be fixed before a release, but I don't think that I'm the "decider". But do please write a bug ticket against the check failures if there isn't one already.

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John Ralls

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