Almost there

Robert Goldman rpgoldman at
Sun Jul 12 17:24:40 UTC 2015

On 7/10/15 Jul 10 -3:24 AM, Mark Evenson wrote:
>> On Jul 10, 2015, at 05:05, Faré <fahree at> wrote:
> […]
>> Nothing should have changed in the semantics of ASDF itself since the
>> last run of cl-test-grid, so I don't expect any discrepancy. We did
>> add better immutable-system support thanks to Dave Cooper, but that
>> isn't cover by cl-test-grid, only by our regression tests and his
>> usage.
> In a minor point on compatibility: I believe that [in the revision to the XDG
> machinery][1], under Windows the default location of the XDG config directory
> will change.  Unfortunately, I have not had the time to verify that this is the
> case on my production ABCL instances under Windows.
> While I acknowledge that this change is a “bug fix” in ASDF’s interpretation of
> the XDG spec and the “correct” thing to do, it might help to be a little more
> verbose in the release notes on the ramification of a Windows-deployed end
> user’s upgrading from asdf-3.1.4 to asdf-3.1.5.  Windows' lack of a symbolic
> links and NTFS semantics of not allowing a directory to be renamed when opened
> by a given process may make upgrading ASDF in-place for production instances a
> little tricky.

This sounds like a good point.  Should we do this in the cover letter,
the changelog, manual, or some combination?

My guess is that relatively few people actually upgrade their ASDFs in
place -- most just get ASDF from their implementation.  But that's not
an excuse for making them miserable.

Faré, do you have a sentence about the change in location that I could use?


> [1]:
> Otherwise, onwards!

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