r7457 - in branches/6.3/BOOK: . book introduction/welcome

randy at linuxfromscratch.org randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 12 05:59:11 PDT 2008


Author: randy
Date: 2008-05-12 06:59:11 -0600 (Mon, 12 May 2008)
New Revision: 7457

Modified:
   branches/6.3/BOOK/book/bookinfo.xml
   branches/6.3/BOOK/book/foreword.xml
   branches/6.3/BOOK/general.ent
   branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
   branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/credits.xml
   branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/version.xml
Log:
Updated the 6.3 branch with the necessary changes for the rc1 release

Modified: branches/6.3/BOOK/book/bookinfo.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/6.3/BOOK/book/bookinfo.xml	2008-05-12 12:57:24 UTC (rev 7456)
+++ branches/6.3/BOOK/book/bookinfo.xml	2008-05-12 12:59:11 UTC (rev 7457)
@@ -42,9 +42,9 @@
 
   <revhistory>
     <revision>
-      <revnumber>&version;</revnumber>
-      <date>&pubdate;</date>
-      <revremark>Development Release</revremark>
+      <revnumber>6.3-rc1</revnumber>
+      <date>2008-05-12</date>
+      <revremark>Seventh release</revremark>
     </revision>
 
     <revision>

Modified: branches/6.3/BOOK/book/foreword.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/6.3/BOOK/book/foreword.xml	2008-05-12 12:57:24 UTC (rev 7456)
+++ branches/6.3/BOOK/book/foreword.xml	2008-05-12 12:59:11 UTC (rev 7457)
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
     <date>$Date$</date>
   </sect1info>
 
-  <title>Foreword to Version 6.2.0</title>
+  <title>Foreword</title>
 
   <!--
   <para>Version 6.0 is a major milestone in the evolution of BLFS.  This
@@ -77,46 +77,39 @@
   </blockquote>
   -->
 
-  <para>Version 6.2.0 is the complement to the LFS 6.2 book. More time has
-  elapsed between the release of the previous version (6.1) and this one than
-  in any other release cycle. Much of this is due to the fact that LFS 6.2
-  took much longer to be released than was originally anticipated. Many new
-  packages have been introduced in the 6.2.0 version, as well as many
-  updates, refinements and additions to the existing packages.</para>
+  <para>BLFS version 6.3 is the complement to the LFS 6.3 book. It has been
+  15 months since the last release of BLFS and almost nine months since LFS-6.3
+  was released. Though we would like to release BLFS versions as quickly as
+  possible after an LFS release, this version lagged a bit due to Editor
+  inactivity. However, early on in 2008 several new Editors were brought on
+  board which helped stimulate a flurry of activity.  Many new packages have
+  been introduced in the 6.3 version, as well as many updates, refinements and
+  additions to the existing packages.</para>
 
   <para>The BLFS book now provides build and configuration instructions for
-  almost 400 packages. Some of the new packages introduced in this version are:
-  autotooled XOrg, HAL, D-BUS, GStreamer (now broken out into separate plugin
-  packages), usbutils, libquicktime, GraphViz, K3b, dvd+rw-tools, NSS, Libidn,
-  GAIM, Poppler, SeaMonkey, XChat, Audacious, cairo and unixODBC. Major updates
-  include GNOME-2.14.3 (with several new GNOME packages such as Totem,
-  gnome-mount and gnome-volume-manager), KDE-3.5.6, Firefox-1.5.x,
-  Thunderbird-1.5.x, and most of the mainline server packages. As always, the
-  list of packages that have been upgraded or added as well as configuration
-  and build command changes are annotated in the
-  <xref linkend="changelog"/>.</para>
+  over 500 packages (many more than that if you want to count each individual
+  package in the autotooled X Window instructions. Some of the new packages
+  introduced in this version are:
+  Dash, ksh, D-Bus bindings, Wireshark (formerly named Ethereal), rxvt-unicode,
+  Gutenprint (formerly name Gimp-Print), Pidgin (formerly name Gaim), GnuTLS
+  (and many of its dependencies), Qt version 4.x, GnuPG version 2.x, and
+  Amarok. Major updates include GNOME-2.18.3 (with several new GNOME packages),
+  KDE-3.5.9, Firefox-2.x, Thunderbird-2.x, and most (if not all) of the
+  mainline server packages. As always, the list of packages that have been
+  upgraded or added as well as configuration and build command changes are
+  annotated in the <xref linkend="changelog"/>.</para>
 
-  <para>Unfortunately, BLFS activity was semi-stagnant for several months
-  after (and shortly before) the LFS 6.2 release. Therefore, many of the
-  packages are somewhat dated (compared to previous BLFS versions). This
-  brings us to why the versioning scheme has changed. This release is 6.2.0
-  as we fully anticipate releasing another version (6.2.1) just as soon as
-  possible. The 6.2.1 release will also be based on the LFS-6.2 book, but
-  will include updated packages, and fixes for any errors which may be
-  discovered in 6.2.0.</para>
-
   <para>As always, the main thrust of BLFS development will be to support
-  the changes in the current LFS development book, but any changes or
-  updates to the BLFS development book (that are compatible with LFS 6.2)
-  will also be merged into the BLFS 6.2 branch. This way, a 6.2.1 version
-  of BLFS should be released fairly soon, and should provide a very current
-  and stable Linux platform.</para>
+  the changes in the current LFS development book, but we're releasing this
+  version of BLFS so that builders of the stable LFS book can continue on
+  into BLFS with known good instructions that should be 100% compatible to
+  provide a semi current and very stable Linux platform.</para>
 
   <para>Enjoy!</para>
 
   <blockquote>
 <literallayout>Randy McMurchy
-January 31, 2007</literallayout>
+May 11th, 2008</literallayout>
   </blockquote>
 
 </sect1>

Modified: branches/6.3/BOOK/general.ent
===================================================================
--- branches/6.3/BOOK/general.ent	2008-05-12 12:57:24 UTC (rev 7456)
+++ branches/6.3/BOOK/general.ent	2008-05-12 12:59:11 UTC (rev 7457)
@@ -6,11 +6,11 @@
 <!ENTITY day          "12">                   <!-- Always 2 digits -->
 <!ENTITY month        "05">                   <!-- Always 2 digits -->
 <!ENTITY year         "2008">
-<!ENTITY version      "svn-&year;&month;&day;">
+<!ENTITY version      "6.3-rc1">
 <!ENTITY releasedate  "May &day;th, &year;">
 <!ENTITY pubdate      "&year;-&month;-&day;"> <!-- metadata req. by TLDP -->
-<!ENTITY blfs-version "svn">                  <!-- svn|[release #] -->
-<!ENTITY lfs-version  "development">          <!-- version|testing|unstable|development] -->
+<!ENTITY blfs-version "6.3-rc1">                  <!-- svn|[release #] -->
+<!ENTITY lfs-version  "6.3">          <!-- version|testing|unstable|development] -->
 <!ENTITY last-commit  "$Date$"> <!-- Automatic update -->
 
 <!ENTITY lfs-domainname       "linuxfromscratch.org">
@@ -19,13 +19,13 @@
 <!ENTITY maintainer-firstname "Randy">
 <!ENTITY maintainer-address   "randy@&lfs-domainname;">
 
-<!ENTITY downloads-root       "http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/svn">
+<!ENTITY downloads-root       "http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.3">
 <!ENTITY downloads-project    "http://downloads.&lfs-domainname;">
-<!ENTITY sources-anduin-http  "http://anduin.&lfs-domainname;/sources/BLFS/svn">
-<!ENTITY sources-anduin-ftp   "ftp://anduin.&lfs-domainname;/BLFS/svn">
-<!ENTITY files-anduin         "http://anduin.&lfs-domainname;/files/BLFS/svn">
+<!ENTITY sources-anduin-http  "http://anduin.&lfs-domainname;/sources/BLFS/6.3">
+<!ENTITY sources-anduin-ftp   "ftp://anduin.&lfs-domainname;/BLFS/6.3">
+<!ENTITY files-anduin         "http://anduin.&lfs-domainname;/files/BLFS/6.3">
 <!ENTITY hints-root           "http://www.&lfs-domainname;/hints">
-<!ENTITY patch-root           "http://www.&lfs-domainname;/patches/blfs/svn">
+<!ENTITY patch-root           "http://www.&lfs-domainname;/patches/blfs/6.3">
 <!ENTITY errata               "http://www.&lfs-domainname;/blfs/errata/&blfs-version;/">
 <!-- <!ENTITY lfs-root             "http://www.&lfs-domainname;/lfs/view/&lfs-version;"> -->
 <!ENTITY lfs-root             "../../../../lfs/view/&lfs-version;">

Modified: branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2008-05-12 12:57:24 UTC (rev 7456)
+++ branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2008-05-12 12:59:11 UTC (rev 7457)
@@ -45,6 +45,9 @@
       <para>May 12th, 2008</para>
       <itemizedlist>
         <listitem>
+          <para>[randy] - Released BLFS-6.3-rc1.</para>
+        </listitem>
+        <listitem>
           <para>[dj] - Removed JDK source installation instructions
           because of unavailable security patches.</para>
         </listitem>
@@ -1669,13 +1672,13 @@
       <para>July 30th, 2007</para>
       <itemizedlist>
         <listitem>
-          <para>[ag] - Removed the extra-prompt.sh script. Avoid to export
-          the PS1 variable, and modified it. Thanks to David Jensen for the
+          <para>[ag] - Removed the extra-prompt.sh script and avoid exporting
+          the PS1 variable. Thanks to David Jensen for the
           suggestions and to Craig Jackson for the report.</para>
         </listitem>
         <listitem>
-          <para>[ag] - Added a warning in mutt instructions, about linking mutt
-          against GnuTLS.</para>
+          <para>[ag] - Added a warning in the mutt instructions about linking
+          mutt against GnuTLS.</para>
         </listitem>
         <listitem>
           <para>[ag] - Added a consolidated patch to vim instructions, with

Modified: branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/credits.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/credits.xml	2008-05-12 12:57:24 UTC (rev 7456)
+++ branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/credits.xml	2008-05-12 12:59:11 UTC (rev 7457)
@@ -174,7 +174,7 @@
       </listitem>
 
       <listitem>
-        <para>Fetchmail and WvDial:
+        <para>Fetchmail:<!-- and WvDial: -->
         <emphasis>Paul Campbell</emphasis></para>
       </listitem>
 
@@ -264,8 +264,8 @@
 
       <listitem>
         <para>Archive::Zip, cracklib, JDK6, ksh, libdrm, libpcap, Mesa,
-        <!-- ncpfs, -->
-        netfs, OpenOffice-2, pppd (update), RP-PPPoE, Samba-3, Subversion,
+        <!-- ncpfs, --> <!-- RP-PPPoE, -->
+        netfs, OpenOffice-2, PPP (update), Samba-3, Subversion,
         Xorg-7 and xterm:
         <emphasis>DJ Lucas</emphasis></para>
       </listitem>
@@ -308,7 +308,7 @@
       </listitem>
 
       <listitem>
-        <para>Gutenprint (originally was Gimp-Print), libusb, FAAC, FAAD2
+        <para>Gutenprint (originally named Gimp-Print), libusb, FAAC, FAAD2
         and TIN:
         <emphasis>Alexander E. Patrakov</emphasis></para>
       </listitem>
@@ -335,7 +335,7 @@
 
       <listitem>
         <para>fontconfig, gcc, <!--jdk,--> seamonkey, nas, openoffice, ispell,
-        mailx, ImageMagick, hd2u, tcl, tk and bind-utils:
+        mailx (formerly named Nail), ImageMagick, hd2u, tcl, tk and bind-utils:
         <emphasis>Tushar Teredesai</emphasis></para>
       </listitem>
 
@@ -375,11 +375,11 @@
         machine access he saved may have been yours.</para>
       </listitem>
 
-      <!-- <listitem>
+      <listitem>
         <para><emphasis>Archaic</emphasis>
         for trouble shooting the mozilla section by performing multiple builds
         and for providing a description of the various mozilla extensions.</para>
-      </listitem> -->
+      </listitem>
 
       <listitem>
         <para><emphasis>Miguel Bazdresch</emphasis>
@@ -484,13 +484,11 @@
         book.</para>
       </listitem>
 
-<!--
       <listitem>
         <para><emphasis>Billy O'Connor</emphasis>
         for building GNOME 2.0 so many times and being very helpful with
         his comments on that section.</para>
       </listitem>
--->
 
       <listitem>
         <para><emphasis>Alexander E. Patrakov</emphasis>

Modified: branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/version.xml
===================================================================
--- branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/version.xml	2008-05-12 12:57:24 UTC (rev 7456)
+++ branches/6.3/BOOK/introduction/welcome/version.xml	2008-05-12 12:59:11 UTC (rev 7457)
@@ -15,12 +15,7 @@
 
   <title>Book Version</title>
 
-  <para>This is BLFS-BOOK version &version; dated &releasedate;. This is the
-  development branch of the BLFS book, currently targeting the LFS development
-  book. If this version (&version;) is older than a month, it's likely that
-  your mirror hasn't been synchronized recently and a newer version is probably
-  available for download or viewing. Check one of the mirror sites at
-  <ulink url="http://www.&lfs-domainname;/mirrors.html"/> for an updated
-  version.</para>
+  <para>This is BLFS-BOOK version &version; dated &releasedate;. This version
+  is intended as the complement to the LFS-&lfs-version; book.</para>
 
 </sect1>




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