[systemd-devel] 220 tarball erroneously ships keyboard-keys-from-name.gperf

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Tue May 26 19:34:12 PDT 2015

2015-05-27 2:51 GMT+02:00 Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com>:
> The fact of the matter is, the last 2 releases of systemd have been
> brown bag releases. Neither 219 nor 220 are useable as the tarballs are
> provided. v220 doesn't even build in a large number of configurations.
> v218 wasn't quite as bad, but landed 18 patches in Arch's packaging
> before v219 was released. For the average Arch package, this is unheard
> of, let alone being a *necessity* in order to make software useable.
> Please, let's figure out a way to lower the amount of work that gets
> sharded out and duplicated by downstream packagers.

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels this way. Let me
quote myself from #systemd:

<mbiebl_> zbyszek: looks like we want a v221 release soon
<mbiebl_> fwiw, I think our QA for doing releases sucks
<zbyszek> mbiebl_: I'm working on the selinux bug currently...
<zbyszek> mbiebl_: I think the releases are possibly the point of
highest instability
<mbiebl_> a bit more official planning and giving people time to test
would be a great start
<zbyszek> I suggested doing a week of cooling off before a release
before, but somehow that didn't stick.
<mbiebl_> just telling people, when the release is planned, would help
<mbiebl_> right now, that feels really amateurish
<zbyszek> mbiebl_: yeah, that would help. But without a rule that only
bugfix and cosmetic or documentation changes go in, it's hard to test
stuff properly.
<mbiebl_> absolutely, just saying that atm we don't even have that
<mbiebl_> i.e. we know when a release is planned
<mbiebl_> that's imo the absolute minimum
<mbiebl_> the result is broken dist tarballs
<mbiebl_> and distros having to ship 50+ patches until it get's usable
<mbiebl_> that sucks bigs time

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