> On Aug 25, 2014, at 9:51 PM, Benedikt Morbach > <benedikt.morb...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > Hello list, > > would it be possible to cut a new popt release to make life for > downstream distributions a little bit easier?
Here is popt-1.17 staged for release: http://yum.jbj.org/pub/centos6/SRPMS.i386/popt-1.17-1.src.rpm <http://yum.jbj.org/pub/centos6/SRPMS.i386/popt-1.17-1.src.rpm> Dunno when the code will be run through a test/release cycle, that’s a fair amount of work. I’m not sure how a popt release helps downstream distros, the major issue with popt is that nothing ever really changes. > According to  the last release was done more than 4 years ago and > there weren't many exciting features added in the meantime (at least as > far as I can see) the little fixes do add up, especially the ones to the > build-system and tests. > And there aren’t many exciting features in popt-1.17 either. There are lots of configuration changes for portability, but the underlying popt code hasn’t changed much this century. There is some experimental support for a Bloom filter data type as well as an RPN calculator, neither of which will find much application use doing CLI option processing. 73 de Jeff