[GRASS-PSC] [GRASS-dev] #2031: G_legal_filename() cleanup patch for GRASS 6

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Mon May 19 06:13:55 PDT 2014

On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Hamish <hamish.webmail at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I don't like being the sole gatekeeper,

But your wording is exactly like this.

> Having said that, if people find backporting to 6 is too much of a pain,

I guess I am among those who have done most of the backports in the
past 10-15 years.
It is a pain and it needs to be done. And so we did.

> I note a revert needed in devbr6 where a number of features-in-testing
> (64 bit support, stat() checks in libgis, ...) recently got blown away
> by a mass backwards-sync with relbr64.

Do you refer to r.li? It was completely broken. Adding parallel
support to completely broken tools does not help.

> For sure I play it a bit too conservatively some times, and unadvertised
> devil's advocate others, and it is noted that this slows down releases,
> which frustrates and drops motivation in others too.

Yes. It especially drives away our users.

> fwiw I felt that going into the recent code sprint we were ready for
> 6.4.4rc1, r.li was the last thing to solve. And now we're not.

Well, a VERY few people contributed in the past weeks to 6.4. Please
be fair to attribute the "we" to those who have been investing hours
of their time. Just see the ChangeLog for names.


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