7.3 release

David Nusinow dnusinow at speakeasy.net
Thu Nov 30 19:28:09 PST 2006

On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 08:29:33PM +0200, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> So, we're obviously a bit late, but RC3 is basically ready now, and that
> means we should (theoretically) be able to do the final release in a
> week.  This means that any fixes you really, really want to push for the
> final release should've gone in two weeks ago.  If there's anything else
> you want to push in, push it to the relevant branch[0], and kick either
> myself or ajax -- after testing it brutally -- to make sure it gets in.
> Tinderbox crew, if you felt like starting up again, that'd be really
> good as well.

I've just pushed what looks like a good candidate for the final release
notes. Since we missed the relnotes for 7.1, and I've never actually done
this sort of thing before, I'd appreciate it if people could look over the
final document and see if anything is missing. If you don't feel like
reading the raw docbook sgml, I've put a pdf version of the notes up[1].

The notes will still refer to 7.1 rather than 7.2, and have a few issues in
related to that. The reason is that certain variables such as the current
release version are stored in the xorg-sgml-doctools package, and I haven't
yet updated those to what they'll be for 7.2. I'll do that for the release
of course, but for right now you can just ignore those errors.

A few minor issues still remain that I'd like to clear up:

 1) Is wfb worth noting? I don't understand what it is, so I can't document
    it myself without some help.
 2) Are xorgconfig and xorgcfg deprecated? There's a substantial bit about
    them right now, and I need to remove it if those tools are officially
    on the way out now.

Thanks everyone!

 - David Nusinow

[1] http://people.freedesktop.org/~gravity/RELNOTES.pdf

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