[arch-general] Any particular reason for daily imagemagick updates?

ProgAndy admin at progandy.de
Wed Mar 6 09:43:50 UTC 2019

Am 06.03.19 um 02:25 schrieb David C. Rankin:
> On 03/05/2019 05:39 PM, Joel Klinghed wrote:
>> Well, the changelog (https://www.imagemagick.org/script/changelog.php) 
>> is fairly clear about the upstream release cycle:
>> 2019-03-05 7.0.8-32 
>> 2019-03-04 7.0.8-31
>> 2019-03-03 7.0.8-30
>> 2019-02-28 7.0.8-29
> Yes, that seems to be more a side-effect of the ease of creating a release on
> git rather than the historical deliberative process of what to include, patch
> and the normal Q&A that takes place during the 'alpha', 'beta' stages before
> we reach a 'release'.
> The changelog seems to reflect that Arch is NOT following the stable branch of
> imagemagick.
> The latest release on the "Master" branch is:
> Release build (7.0.8-27) (released 24 days ago)
> https://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick/releases/tag/7.0.8-27
> Why are we not tracking Master?

That just shows that ImageMagick doesn't care about keeping a proper git
repository with tagged releases. Have you recently read the git log? Not
even the commit messages are useful. Most commits have just three dots
as the commit message or if you are lucky a bug tracker id.

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