State of ALFS

mark gross mark at
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.


> Comments?
> Thomas

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