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bug #46438: Please release a non-alpha version of recent findutils

Submitted by:  Dave Chiluk <chiluk>
Submitted on:  Fri 13 Nov 2015 08:51:46 PM UTC  
Votes:  100  
Category:  find Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.5.14 Fixed Release:  4.6.0

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Mon 29 Feb 2016 03:44:44 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I just wanted to thank the devs for blessing a stable release.

It has now been integrated into both debian and ubuntu as a result.

So Thanks!

Dave Chiluk <chiluk>
Mon 28 Dec 2015 10:04:24 PM UTC, comment #2: 

A stable release occurred a few minutes ago.
See ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/findutils

James Youngman <jay>
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Fri 18 Dec 2015 05:13:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 

agreed -- we do the same thing in Gentoo.  only 4.4.x is stable.

Mike Frysinger <vapier>
Fri 13 Nov 2015 08:51:46 PM UTC, original submission:  

The last stable version of find 4.4.2 was released
Sat May 16 17:01:50 2009 +0100

That makes the current stable release more than 6 years old.

Now, I know that some distributions have ignored the findutils communities warning of labeling the 4.5 series as unstable *(opensuse, fedora, centos); but at least debian, ubuntu, and arch have so far decided to respect the find maintainers definitions of 4.5 as alpha.

So if 4.5 is really production ready, can you please release a new blessed -stable version.  Releasing a new -stable would be very timely as it might even be able to be picked up in the next Ubuntu LTS release which is currently in development.

This would resolve a number of outstanding ubuntu bugs that have fixes in 4.5, but whose fixes do not satisfy the requirements for a stable fix *(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/findutils/+bug/1347788).

Now if it's not ready, by all means keep it -alpha.

Thank you,

Dave Chiluk <chiluk>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-12-28 jay Severity3 - Normal => 4 - Important
        StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => jay
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.6.0
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