Towards a BLFS 6.4 release
dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Dec 26 23:02:43 PST 2008
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I would like to propose a target date for BLFS-6.4 as March 31st, 2009. Is this
> a reasonable goal? I'd like to get synergy between editors to make this date or
> another target date that we think is realistic.
90 + days. As of right now, it *seems* reasonable. There is an awful
lot to get done. I have two fairly large updates pending (Gnome and
OpenOffice)...plus some questionable items revolving around Xorg's evdev
driver (kbd driver works as it should). There is also some error in my
dependencies for Xorg that I still have to review. I have to figure out
how in the heck I wound up with client stuff in my dependency map for
the server. I skipped over this on the last build and just went with
what I had for Gnome.
Other not so critical goals:
I had planned on giving the mail server section some updates.
Postfix-2.5.5, and adding chroot instructions for it. Adding Dovecot
since we have zero coverage for IMAP, and the pop3 server we have I've
never heard of outside of BLFS.
BTW. Now is as good a time as any. Is anybody currently using qpopper,
and can validate the instructions? How about any full Courier users or
Exim users. If nobody uses them, then they probably should not remain
in the book as we haven't validated the instructions (Courier is not
part of the book, but the old page is still laying around in SVN waiting
for a maintainer IIRC).
I've also used Courier IMAP in the past, and would like to see it in the
book since it is still very popular, but I have recently switched to
Dovecot and haven't looked back. A very special requirement is met by
it - no need to use a separate SASL implementation for smtpd (I need
only provide one LDAP configuration for postfix), though Cyrus is still
required for the SMTP client in Postfix.
I had also planned on OpenJDK but it is looking like IcedTea will have
to brew a little bit longer. I have no intention of introducing the
incomplete Sun only toolkit.
There are also a few new packages that will have to be introduced as
they are required dependencies of the other updates...no biggie.
Finally, I have some notes on the Mozilla stack but I think Ken and I
are on the same page with that. Ken, it sounded like you were planning
on it at one time. If not, it is all in the archives for whomever wants
to go for it...maybe me later...we'll have to see.
-- DJ Lucas
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