Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: John Davis <zhen@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] ANNOUNCEMENT: Testing phase for 2004.0 begins
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 00:12:31
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] ANNOUNCEMENT: Testing phase for 2004.0 begins by Jason Wever
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Jason Wever wrote:
| The dependency on needing genkernel for livecd generation is really
| hindering and not even needed on sparc or sparc64.  Otherwise I could have
| had you kernel configs ages ago.
| Additionally, making boot loader dependencies modular so that the arch
| folks could write them would probably speed things up a lot as we don't
| have to bring you up to speed on it.

I believe that we are working towards this - it would make the most sense.

| We don't have time to make a GRP set for sparc as it will take way too
| long to build to make this time frame (stage generation takes 3 days or so
| on a fast box).  This can probably be fixed for 2004.1 as we can setup a
| cross compile env semi-easily on sparc64, but I don't  have the time for
| this now.
| I thought the release date was semi-flexible, so why this ultimatum?

Sorry if it seemed like an ultimatum - the release date is in fact
flexible. While we are shooting for Jan 22, you do not have to release
exactly on that date. Take the time to get done what you need to get
done - if you go past the release date 5 days because GRP takes a 5 days
to build, that is ok. Just do what you can in a semi-quick fashion
(while maintaining good QA procedures), that is all that we can ask for :)

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