[Pool] Leap Indicator bits

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at burnicki.net
Mon Jul 6 08:21:56 UTC 2015


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> If a bug was fixed in 4.2.8 but was not fixed in 4.2.6, then there were
> over 1,100 other bugs that were also fixed in 4.2.8 but not in 4.2.6.

And how many of those bugs were introduced after 4.2.6, in 4.2.7*, and 
then fixed?

IMO there are different kinds of bug. Some of them can only be fixed in 
the next major version, and others are worth to roll out a patch release.

IMO security fixes implemented around last christmas, and evil things 
like the sticky leap bit are really worth to roll out a patch release. 
This would save many users and admins of really much trouble.

I think we have already discussed this in detail by email back in 
December or January.


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