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Re: A case for a branch and follow-up release?

From: Ray Satiro via curl-library <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:35:47 -0400

On 4/23/2015 9:10 AM, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Apr 2015, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>> I'm leaning towards the first ever branched release of curl/libcurl:
>> to branch off from the 7.42.0 point and only cherry-pick the fixes
>> for the two build problems and this pending security fix, and then do
>> a 7.42.1 release. Like in a week or so.
> Okay, there will be a 7.42.1 release on Wednesday the 29th.
> See the branch on github:
> Feel free to suggest commit candidates to cherry-pick. Strictly bug
> fixes only.

I like Kamil's fix [1] for the issue 'Extra zero-length file created
after 7.42.0 appears to have broken -z option' [2]. A quote from the

> New behavior also makes it not possible to use |-z| either by
checking the result code (always 0) or the existence of the output
(always created).

That's significant enough that it could break scripts. I notice you said
you only want fixes for the two build problems but I'd pick fixes like
that as well.


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