> 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:
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 [1] 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

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