Alright, so, question time ... do we want to fix the broken test for 1.7.1?
We've already decided, I believe, that iconv will be manitory going forward;
the only problem (AFAIK) is that the tests for when we don't have iconv are
i vote for release-noting that support for the absence of iconv is
deprecated, and releasing. along with a suggestion to the package
maintainers to add a hard dependency on iconv.
paul fox, email@example.com (arlington, ma, where it's 7.9 degrees)