[pkg-go] Plans for uploading Go 1.5 to unstable?

Michael Stapelberg stapelberg at debian.org
Thu Oct 15 17:40:46 UTC 2015

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM, Tianon Gravi <admwiggin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13 October 2015 at 16:43, Potter, Tim (Converged Cloud)
> <timothy.potter at hpe.com> wrote:
> > Hi tianon.  I was curious what your plans were for uploading Go 1.5 to
> unstable.  Is there anything you can share?
> Go 1.5 has some minor breaking changes, so I've been waiting until I
> (or some other kind soul) has had the time to do a full ratt run on Go
> 1.5 and make sure all our packages either build/test successfully or
> that we have a plan/patches ready to fix the issues that are bound to
> come up.

FWIW, I don’t think that’s necessary for the compiler itself. Go adheres to
its Go 1 stability guarantee, and any package which breaks likely did
something wrong in the first place :). If this is the only thing that’s
holding back the upload, I’d recommend to just go ahead with the upload.

> To Michael's point about compiling Docker via gccgo -- as the
> maintainer of the build scripts for upstream, please don't do that for
> anything serious.  I've been working closely with IBM on that, and
> none of us are really thrilled with the results so far, but it's the
> only way we can get anything at all on some of their more interesting
> architectures like s390x.
> ♥,
> - Tianon
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