Hi, bash-4.4/readline-7.0 have been released and are available in Gentoo already although they are still being package.masked.
This is a call for testers. If you feel brave enough, please give bash-4.4 a shot and report all problems you might have with it. Add the following to you package.unmask file/directory: =app-shells/bash-4.4* =sys-libs/readline-7.0* and emerge both packages. Once readline-7.0 has been installed you most likely need to run emerge -v @preserved-rebuild in order to get all readline reverse deps being built against new readline. Reporting those packages in our bug tracker  would be helpful. In case you encounter a real bug in bash or readline please report them to our bug tracker  as well. If you just seem to have successfully installed bash and found no problems after a while of testing, I'd like to know about it here on the list. This would help me determining when this bash version can be removed from package.mask. Perhaps we even consider stabilizing bash-4.4 a bit sooner now that there's a security bug  that requires bash-4.4 for the fix. Thanks in advance.  https://bugs.gentoo.org  https://bugs.gentoo.org/594496 -- Lars Wendler Gentoo package maintainer GPG: 21CC CF02 4586 0A07 ED93 9F68 498F E765 960E 9B39 Attention! New gpg key! See https://www.gentoofan.org/blog/index.php?/archives/9-New-gpg-keys.html
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