[Mesa-dev] Mesa 11.0.0 release plan

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 09:08:56 PDT 2015

On 17 August 2015 at 01:24, Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:45 PM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 29/07/15 19:20, Emil Velikov wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Below is the preliminary release schedule for Mesa 11.0.0
>>> August 21st 2015 - Feature freeze/Release candidate 1
>>> August 28th 2015 - Release candidate 2
>>> September 04th 2015 - Release candidate 3
>>> September 11th 2015 - Release candidate 4/Mesa 11.0.0
>> Considering the quiet acknowledgement, the above schedule will be taking
>> place.
>> Reminder: do push all your feature changes before the end of 21st August
>> if you'd want them in for the next release.
> btw, at what point is it too late to bump libdrm version dependency?
> I think I've tracked down root cause for stk hang issue, but fixing it
> will require an dependency on new libdrm.. need to do a bit more
> testing, but I'm 99% sure at this point..
I don't think it's ever too late to bump a libdrm requirement, even on
a stable release. It's a bit unfortunate (pick your fav. word) but if
the libdrm API or the implementation is bugged, it's better to not use
it rather than cause chaos imho.

> also, is there a recommended way to do something like '#if LIBDRM_XYZ
>>= abc' in the code?  If so I could make the mesa fix something that
> is back-portable to older release branches and enabled conditionally
> iff new enough libdrm_freedreno.  Not sure if there is a recommended
> way to handle that sort of scenario?
I would prefer if we opt against such conditionals, as in some cases
distros build against X+10, whist still keeping the minimum
requirement as X. Which can end pretty bad at runtime.


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