Upcoming release

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Feb 19 11:27:47 UTC 2019


On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 at 16:05, Derek Foreman
<derek.foreman.samsung at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/18/19 4:20 PM, Derek Foreman wrote:
> > Does anyone have objections to an early February freeze and a March
> > release?  Anyone with large series near completion?
> >
> > Also, I'd like to float the idea of removing the fbdev backend for this
> > release (or the next).  The bulk of the interesting features target the
> > drm backend, and it feels like fbdev can sometimes be a bit of a pain to
> > update when changes are required elsewhere.  Any strong opinions either way?
> Ok, I've heard no complaints, and we really are overdue...

Yeah, quite.

> There's been some reasonable pushback against dropping fbdev
> immediately, so let's leave that in for this release.
> As to the release schedule, maybe:
> February 1, Alpha
> February 15, Beta
> March 1, RC1
> March 8 as a first potential final release date.
> Is this too soon to enter freeze?  It's not a lot of warning.

So, Weston is in good shape - we now have both xdg-shell stable as
well as xdg-shell clients on ivi-shell compositors. I've had a scrub
through the MR and don't see anything major we would want to land in
the release that we can't do after freeze anyway.

Given that, and the complete absence of any objections - how about
alpha and freeze today?


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