dj at lucasit.com
Thu Dec 9 13:41:07 PST 2004
"Randy McMurchy" wrote:
> This is mostly directed to Bruce, however, discussion may ensue, so
> I'm posting here.
> Now that LFS-6.0 has been released, I suppose we need to start
> thinking about a timeline for the release of BLFS-6.0. I'm bringing
> this up to get an idea how much time until package-freeze so that
> I can prioritize items I will be working on.
Funny thing...I started to write an e-mail about this exact topic last
night, but I couldn't get my phone to connect long enough to send it before
my webmail timed out and logged me out.
> Here's things I know need to be reviewed before the release of
> BLFS-6.0 (I'm sure there is much, much more but this is just off
> the top of my head.
> 1. OpenOffice - We need to document in the instructions what it
> takes to build this package against LFS-6.0.
I'm on 1.1.3..It's done...pending one more build which I started this moring
before I left for work. (most of that patchset is courtesy of gentoo)
> 2. JDK - I've been using the JDK-5.0 binary release for a couple
> of months now and see no problems associated with it. I'm not sure
> where DJ stands with build instructions for it.
JDK-1.5.0 is a definate no-go...unless it goes side by side with the 1.4.2
instructions. It just breaks way too many other projects...although
patching those is not that big of a deal either..with the exception being
open office because it contains multiple archives in the tarball and it's
dmake build is tough to follow...xdelta would really have helped a bit in
patching it up...but the gentoo devs had the rest figured out before I even
got to it.
> 3. KDE - I can't help but think that 3.3.2 is just around the corner.
> If it is released, we should go there. If not, we should probably
> bump to 3.3.1 (book is currently at 3.3.0). KOffice should be bumped
> as well.
> 4. GCC-2.95 instructions (as well as all references of it in the book)
> need to be removed.
> 5. The download link for Xorg is broken. This is probably due to the
> recent compromise and rebuild of the FreeDesktop org site.
Oh..jdk with xorg is also a problem because of the shared libXm (easily
worked around). Anyone seen anthing else choke on that yet? Also, I don't
have the time to find a reference right now, but one of the packages in
gnome looks for Xrender.pc...this is availible with Xorg-6.8.1. The
version was one minor above what was in the download one posted..6.4 vs 6.3
All I can think of that hasn't been mentioned in the past few days.
-- DJ Lucas
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