State of ALFS
mark at thegnar.org
Mon Jan 2 08:20:12 PST 2006
Thomas Pegg wrote:
> Hello all, this is the first of hopefully a series of monthly (perhaps
> weekly) messages, giving a basic summary of where things stand within
> the ALFS project.
> nALFS and alfs:
> Currently with nALFS, potentially a new 1.2.6 release will happen due
> to a recent report of some file corruption when using the
> [search_replace] element, plus a fix for display of line drawing
> characters when in UTF-8 mode.
> alfs development seems to have stalled a bit again, but we'll see if
> we can't get that hopping again. We had some good progress on the
> communication protocol, we may want to see if we can work on refining
> that some, as well as work on some means of authentication next.
> The Profiles:
> I believe the LFS profile is lagging a little behind current trunk.
> The profile for CLFS is progressing, still some work to be done and
> major testing on arches I don't have available for testing, mainly all
> arches other than x86 and x86_64.
> Now for the BLFS profile, this beast needs major work, but really we
> need more hands to help with it, myself and Joachim just is not enough
> anymore. This brings another question do we want to keep maintaining
> this profile? BLFS is such a fast moving target it seems a bit
> impossible currently. I personally would like to see it continue, but
> I currently have no time to keep up with it anymore, my plate is full
> enough with LFS and CLFS and I know Joachim's time is limited.
After I finish wading throught the BLFS (I've just finished building QT
and GTK+) I hope to start looking at the automated build systems.
Its too soon to tell if I'm going to be able to help with keeping the
thing up to date, but I would like to see it continue as well.
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