[arch-dev-public] Go 1.17 released - to rebuild or not to rebuild

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Sun Aug 22 10:03:59 UTC 2021

On 17/08/2021 20:36, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> Yo,
> I packaged up the new Go release yesterday and moved it over to stable earlier
> today.
> Usually new Go minor releases frequently include new compiler improvements and
> some assorted runtime changes. Previous releases I have done complete rebuilds
> of Go packages in our repositories but the reception for these rebuilds have
> been a bit mixed.
> People do not really see the need to rebuild $goWorld when packages a compiled
> and nothing inherently breaks unless there is a rebuild. We don't do this for
> GCC, Rust and so on. However I do think it's nice to group up these ecosystem
> changes in one swoop as it spares me from having to repeat myself for the next
> few months as people occasionally update their Go packages.
> But on the other hand I'm not super eager to be alone rebuilding all of this
> either. So what are peoples thoughts on the subject?

I'm in favor of rebuilding, just ask foutrelis to spin up his rebuilder 
and it should be done in no time :)


Jelle van der Waa

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