Subject: Re: CVS commit: src (USE_FORT)
To: Geoff Wing <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/2007 23:55:16
On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 12:39:59PM +1000, Geoff Wing wrote:
> Thor Lancelot Simon <> caused:
> : Committed By:	tls
> : Date:		Mon May 28 12:06:43 UTC 2007
> [...]
> : Log Message:
> : Add new Makefile knob, USE_FORT, which extends USE_SSP by turning on the
> Given this is turned on by default in many libraries and other programs,
> I think this is worthy of a HEADS-UP in current-users,

Well, I don't, which is why I didn't send one.  The source-changes mailing
list is a good way to keep posted on changes in -current (and, good for
you, that's what you seem to have done).  This change isn't really user
visible, unless there are bugs, and one oughtn't run -current if one is
afraid of bugs. ;-)  I'm not really interested in creating the expectation
of "HEADS-UP: new command line option added to cat(1)!" and so forth; we
have other means of communication for that.

> and entries in src/doc/CHANGES and src/UPDATING (I would say an
> UPDATE=yes build would not work).

This is probably worth mention in CHANGES but I'm going to let it sit for
a bit to be sure it's in its final form.  On the other hand, as far as I
know UPDATE=yes builds are not really supported and are strictly at-your-
own-risk: in my experience, they work less often than not.  Given that, I
am not sure it is worth mention in UPDATING but I will think it over (or
you can, of course, try to convince me, or some other developer).