[ntp:hackers] Cool new stuff

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Jul 21 02:51:09 UTC 2006


I do not intend to drop any new code in ntp-dev, especially anything 
that may change the configure scripts. I'll point to a directory with 
the new stuff and provide a diff. It's very likely that something needs 
to change in the way the code is put together in order to avoid messing 
with the autoconfigure stuff, which for us is considered lethal. The 
parser constructed by bison is inserted using an include file, which 
seems ugly and should be replaced by a dedicated routine. There may be 
other places like that that can be adapted to a more friendly fashion.

While changing the grammar is relatively easy, it requires some labor 
intensive steps that could well be automated. Help from the autogurus 
would be appreciated.


Harlan Stenn wrote:

> Dave,
> Please let me know when you are ready to drop the code in /backroom and
> I'll set up the repo.
> If your worker-bee prefers, I'm happy to set up a repo now so we can
> more easily integrate the work and y'all can stay up-to-date with our
> changes as well.
> Right now, ntp-dev is what will be 4.2.4 (if I remember correctly) and
> my preference is that ntp-dev is in feature freeze (bugfixes only).
> I would prefer the new config code be in 4.3.0, which I plan will be
> released as soon as any critical bugs are fixed in it (presumably
> sometime after 4.2.4, which I hope will be out before September).
> H

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