Upcoming release

Derek Foreman derek.foreman.samsung at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 14:55:53 UTC 2019

On 1/30/19 6:58 AM, Alexandros Frantzis wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 10:05:47AM -0600, Derek Foreman 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Derek
> Hi Derek,
> it would be nice if we could also try to get the weston support for the
> zwp_linux_explicit_synchronization_unstable_v1 protocol in the next
> release, given that the protocol itself has landed since some time now
> (wayland-protocols 1.17).
> The MR for the explicit sync implementation is at:
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/weston/merge_requests/32

At this point I'm thinking at least a one week push on the proposed
release schedule.  Is that enough to get this one in?


> Thanks,
> Alexandros

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