[systemd-devel] [HEADS-UP] It's release time!

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Feb 18 04:44:36 PST 2014

On Tue, 18.02.14 06:03, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (zbyszek at in.waw.pl) wrote:

> > It's release time again! It has been more than 4 months now since the
> > last release. That's kinda emberassing, since we actually intended to go
> > for a 2-3 week cycle... The big dbus transition took some time however.
> > 
> > Aynway, I just finished a review of the git history, marked backportable
> > fixes, and put together the NEWS.
> > 
> > Kay, Zbigniew, Tom, David, Patrik, anything left to fix before I roll a
> > release? I'd like to roll the release tomorrow (tuesday) or
> > wednesday. Please have a closer look and test!
> Hi,
> please give it a week to "mature". This is a great release and a lot of
> people are waiting for it. But there are certainly small bugs left... and
> a week of testing and bug-fix-only commits would be beneficial, imho.

I think I'd prefer simply doing a release that we declare as one of
those people shouldn't base their LTS distros on, and then quickly doing
follow-up releases. 

We should try hard to get much faster with releases again.

> A related question is wheter Fedora should get this release in rawhide:
> I think yes, but with --disable-kdbus --enable-compat-libs. It's nice
> that https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1065572 got fixed just
> in time.

Hmm, I wonder if we should just do the work and rebuild all packages
that use the old libraries and then disable the compat libs in the
RPM. But then again, I am a very lazy person....

But yeah, it is definitely my intention to upload this to rawhide
quickly with --disable-kdbus set.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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