[blfs-dev] Planning ahead

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 20:15:28 PDT 2013


Wayne Blaszczyk wrote:
> 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  KDE is slightly out of date,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?

GNOME 2 is obsolete and unsupported with newer suport libraries like 
glib.  GNOME 3 appears to depend on systemd, so if there is enough 
interest in supporting the systemd branh, then gnome will be suppored 
there.

   -- Bruce






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