Towards a BLFS 6.4 release

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Dec 28 22:08:06 PST 2008


Randy McMurchy wrote these words on 12/27/08 16:52 CST:
> I've gone through the tickets and tried to evaluate each one. Hopefully
> I didn't miss any. There are now 116 tickets open targeted for 6.4.

Now 184 tickets targeted for 6.4. This is huge. I don't think we've
ever had 184 total tickets before, much less that many slated to be
fixed for a release.

March 31st is approximately 90 days from now. That's two tickets per
day. And that is pushing it right to the cutoff, without any peer
review. With so many package updates, I think we need *at least*
60 days cooking time to iron out possible bugs after we announce
package freeze.

However, if we were to somehow fix all 184 tickets (which includes
one global ticket for GNOME which in itself is 100 or more packages)
and have a release candidate available in March, we'd probably have
the most modern distro available.

Not that a bleeding-edge distro is good, it just means we'd be
guinea pigs for the Linux distro community.

-- 
Randy

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