Re: [dev] [st] Release planned?

From: Joerg Jung <>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:37:39 +0200

> On 11 Aug 2016, at 16:17, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:17:30 +0200 Paul Menzel <> wrote:
>> Dear suckless folks,
>> st 0.6 was released in June 2015, that means over a year ago.
>> Since then, there were another 76 commits included into the master branch.
>> ```
>> $ git describe --tags origin/master
>> 0.6-76-g308bfbf
>> ```
>> Are there plans to get release 0.7(?) out, so that users, not building
>> from repository, but from release source archives, can profit from them?
> There shouldn’t be users not building from the repository.

The release source comes out of the repository, so everything fine... eeeh ;)

Seriously, you really want to start again the same stupid discussion about releases and
version numbers, which last time led to splitting the mailing lists into dev and hackers?

Let’s summarise what we have:
There are users who build from release sources and there is nothing wrong with it.
There are also packages available for most major distributions build from the release
tarballs, and users which use these packages, again nothing wrong with it.

If you do not want this, you may really want to remove all existing tarballs and releases,
from to state clear that these are not wanted and to avoid the above, but
why did you provided them in the first then?
... and even if you do not provide them any longer, people will likely start rolling/providing
and tagging own releases. For various reasons there are people which expect and want
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