Upcoming release

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 10:13:12 UTC 2019

On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:05:47 -0600
Derek Foreman <derek.foreman.samsung at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/18/19 4:20 PM, Derek Foreman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > It's been quite some time since our last weston release, and there's
> > been some discussion of getting the next one out in the January to March
> > timeframe (this would be the last release to have an autotools build, btw).
> > 
> > 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...
> 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.
> Wayland has had enough changes that I think another joint release makes
> sense.


here are my picks from the pending reviews. I don't mean that we should
wait on them unless noted explicitly below.


I reviewed https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/series/49379/ and it needs

https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/series/38564/ is probably something I
should look into to have in the alpha.


https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/merge_requests/66 is
something I'd like to land, but it needs a small touch.

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/merge_requests/62 is
probably important enough, that I'd be willing to postpone the release
until we get that in. Looks like it is very close.

Since Meson is a new thing,
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/merge_requests/85 would
probably be nice to decide on.

Getting NEWS files would be cool too. This was just the first attempt
that got useful feedback but I never had the time to take it further:

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