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From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
To: Gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Weekly News Letter - "Where is Gentoo Linux 1.4"
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 06:43:51
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Weekly News Letter - "Where is Gentoo Linux 1.4" by "Philippe Lafoucrière"
1 On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 08:22:11AM +0200, Philippe Lafoucrière wrote:
2 > I was reading the new newsletter, especially the part : "Releases do not
3 > matter in Gentoo Linux.".If releases really doesn't matter, why 1.4
4 > isn't out ? I DO know you can use a 1.4RC1/2/3/4 live cd have an up to
5 > date system with emerge -u, but newbies don't.
7 Bringing out a final version (1.4 in this case) is more than just telling
8 people it's okay to use this version. It is also an event that will get
9 noticed by other parties, not only distrowatch, linuxtoday and other
10 newssites, but also LUGs and companies.
12 Therefor a 1.4-release should be a milestone with certain criteria in mind.
13 One of them (which I take very seriously) is documentation: you cannot
14 release a final version without having all documentation ready. The same goes
15 for the translations.
17 Another one are the milestone-targets that were made public some weeks ago:
18 * Baselayout independent of tmpfs
19 * CFLAGS documentation or a tool that gives CFLAGS-building
20 functionality
21 * GRP creation and testing
22 * Kernelscript to help ppl configure their kernel
24 Most of those demands have been met, but GRP still needs some testing
25 (correct me if I am wrong).
27 Also, the LiveCD should work with as many configurations as possible. If you
28 check for the term "livecd" you'll see that there are still
29 bugs to be addressed.
31 Avenj (Gentoo Release Coordinator), seemant (Development Manager) and
32 drobbins (Chief Architect) should _all_ be able to sleep tight when
33 the release is made. If one of them isn't sure about something, then the
34 release should be delayed.
36 Wkr,
37 Sven Vermeulen
38 Gentoo Documentation
39 Dutch Translations
40 --
41 Thanks to DRM, you know that something has been built in environment of
42 unspecified degree of security, from source you cannot check, written by
43 programmers you don't know, released after passing QA of unknown quality and
44 which is released under a license that disclaims any responsibility...


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Weekly News Letter - "Where is Gentoo Linux 1.4" Matt Thrailkill <xwred1@×××××××××.net>