[blfs-dev] Planning ahead

Wayne Blaszczyk wblaszcz at bigpond.net.au
Sat Aug 3 19:44:06 PDT 2013

On 04/08/13 09:07, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> We have reached a milestone.  The SVN versions of both LFS and BLFS are 
> now up to date.  There are no major outstanding issues that need to be 
> fixed.
> There are a couple of minor changes that I have to LFS, but those will
> be committed soon, but are not critical.  KDE is slightly out of date, 
> but a new version is due anyway in the next two weeks.
> Of course, upstream will continue to release additional updates and we 
> need to stay on top of that, but keeping up is a lot less problem than 
> getting caught up from being behind on literally hundreds of packages.
> With that in mind, I would like to freeze LFS (mostly) on August 15 and 
> release LFS-7.4-rc1.  The target date for LFS-7.4 will be 1 September.
> During the freeze period, some packages may be updated, but not gcc, 
> binutils, or glibc.  Any update in the freeze period will be considered 
> by the impact to the rest of the books - both LFS and BLFS.
> In that two week period, beyond normal fixes, I propose to start 
> rebuilding BLFS and marking packages for lfs74.  Shortly after the LFS 
> release, I'd like to produce a 'stable' BLFS-7.4 with all packages in 
> BLFS tested against the new LFS.  Then sometime in September we can 
> release BLFS-7.4.
> Comments?
>    -- Bruce

I'm curious about what are the plans for GNOME in a stable BLFS.
Is it going to be completely removed since it incomplete? or will there
be some kind of note stating that it is incomplete?


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