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Old 01-11-2010, 03:40 AM
"Steve M. Robbins"
 
Default New GMP version 5.0.0 available in experimental: please test

Upstream released a new GMP version 5.0.0 with a scary-sounding
caveat:

The 5.0.0 release contain a very large amount of new code, and
countless improvements to existing code, please see below for the
complete list. No past GMP release has contained more new code
than 5.0.0. Most of the new code is at the "mpn level", i.e., the
low-level used by other part of the library.

CAUTION: The amount of new code means that there might be more
bugs in this release than in most GMP releases in the past. We
therefore release the stable GMP 4.3.2 at about the same time as
this release. If you are concerned about possible bugs in the
present release, consider using GMP 4.3.2 instead. [...]

So I uploaded GMP 4.3.2 to unstable and 5.0.0 to experimental.

It would be helpful to have some folks (GMP power users
especially) try out 5.0. Feel free to report bugs upstream
(I follow gmp-bugs), or to the BTS.

I've been using 5.0 for a day and haven't seen any ill
effects. Please let me know your experience, good or bad.

Thanks,
-Steve
 

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