Prepping for a new release (2.5.8? 2.6.0?)

jw schultz jw at
Tue Dec 16 06:51:25 EST 2003

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 10:51:08AM -0800, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 10:03:28AM -0800, jw schultz wrote:
> > I wish we had a better handle on the cygwin hang and craigb-perf but i
> > don't want to slow things down.
> It sounds like Cygwin might be fixing the cause of the hang on their

That is encouraging.  My own suspicion is that the bug is at
a lower level but if the Cygwin folk can fix it they'll
deserve some kudos.

> end, so that's encouraging.  I too would like to see the buffered output
> (craigb-perf patch) properly integrated, but have been wary of adding a
> new hang.  We should probably apply it just after 2.6.0 and just work
> out any problems it might cause before the next release.

My thoughts exactly.

> > The one thing i really would have liked to have seen in a version bump
> > would have been changing the default remote shell to ssh instead of
> > rsh/remsh.
> I can see this being both a good thing (since I think it is a better
> default for new users) and a painful thing (for people who still use
> rsh).  I'd be in favor of making this change, but I'm not sure if we
> should try to slip it into 2.6.0 or not; on the one hand it is a very
> simple change to make, but on the other it has a big impact on how rsync
> works.  I suppose we should just leave it for later.

I only brought it up because i think the default --rsh
should only change with a 2.x.0 release.  That would mean
change it now, do a 2.5.8, or wait to change it until 2.7.0
which could be years and i think it should be done sooner
rather than later.

I'll start a new thread for the technical details.

> I made one pass through the TODO and INSTALL files looking for outdated
> info.  I'd appreciate some other eyes giving these a quick scan.

I just did a pass on the TODO and it needs work.  I spotted
at least one duplicate.  I'll look into reorganising it and
assigning labels when missing to allow item discussion.

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