Release 6.7.6 / 7.0.6

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Jul 5 19:25:55 CEST 2015

On 05/07/15 20:22, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Richmond wrote:
>> On 05/07/15 20:10, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> Mark Wieder wrote:
>>>> On 07/04/2015 11:46 AM, Richmond wrote:
>>>>> Are there features in the 6.7 series that have not yet been
>>>>> incorporated
>>>>> into the 7.0 series? (seems unlikely and slightly odd).
>>>> No, quite the opposite. I *am* annoyed that some of the additions I've
>>>> contributed to the engine have not made it into the 6.7 branch.
>>> Are your pull requests specific to v6.x, or also applicable to v7 as
>>> well?
>>> Anything specific to v6 is increasingly unlikely to occupy the team's
>>> time, since like v5 and v4 etc. we can anticipate it will be EOL'd in
>>> the foreseeable future.
>> If that is so why do new versions of the increasingly redundant 6.7
>> series keep appearing?
> Because v6.x hasn't been EOL'd yet.  We know it will just as all other 
> earlier versions before it have been, and as v7 becomes increasingly 
> robust and efficient that day gets ever closer.  But at this time the 
> team has not yet announced the EOL date for v6.
>> Wouldn't the developers who are working on those be better employed
>> ironing out the bugs in the 7.0 series?
> Yes, which is why it's useful for all of us to use to v7 if we want to 
> take advantage of bug fixes and enhancements going forward.

Well, I have given up on all releases per 7.0.5, and just installed 
6.7.6 "because it was there" - and, in fact, it wasn't "there" as
you will see from my bug report.

The changes re Unicode handling in the 7.0 series are absolutely 
marvellous: I've no real intention in looking backwards.


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