[blfs-dev] Planning ahead

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Wed Aug 7 10:03:00 PDT 2013


On 08/04/2013 05:05:56 AM, akhiezer wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2013 18:07:43 -0500
> > From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> > To: LFS Developers Mailinglist <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>,
> >         BLFS Development List <blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>
> > Subject: [blfs-dev] Planning ahead
> >
> > 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?
> >
> 
> 
> Could you (or whomever) take the current-revision (or similar)  
> blfs-svn, and
> cut a 'blfs-svn-rNNNNN-lfs73_allchecked', with xml src and with  
> rendered html
> & pdf, plus relevant auxiliary stuff like bootscripts/patches/&c, and  
> put it in
> its own directory under '/downloads/....' on the web? Like was done  
> for
> blfs/lfs-72 back in early Nov 2012.

s/_allchecked/-rc1/

That's what a release candidate _is_.

Rob



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