Is anyone seeing an issue of concern about stability on 2.4.x branch? Has anyone else looked at Jim's proposed fixes for xcode 9 building under maintainer mode? A couple-line quick fix to configure.in, that anyone on OS/X should be able to validate in minutes. The same fix is already present on APR's branches, which I will tag as well.
I'll proceed to tag 2.5.0, and 2.4.29 after a couple hour comment period, so that the many proposed enhancements can be examined by alpha testers and our quick adopters of 2.4.28 can be back on track by early next week. That should simplify getting some of the more complex patches backported as necessary, or move us forward in any case.