Xorg 7.4 release plan

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 17:09:20 PST 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 5:06 AM, Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> Right, we've been slackers for a bit here, it's time to ship something
>  that works.  My motives are not entirely altruistic here, I really want
>  something that isn't a git snapshot in Fedora 9, but we're way past the
>  initially projected release date by now [1], so it's time to shape up
>  anyway.
>  Since I'm aiming for F9, the schedule proposed below is designed to work
>  with that constraint.  The schedule for F9 is here:
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Schedule
>  Briefly summarized as:
>  March 4: Feature freeze
>  April 8: Development freeze
>  April 22: Release candidate
>  April 29: Final release
>  Like all schedules, this is probably optimistic, there's probably two
>  weeks or so of slip in there.  But it makes for a pretty good timeline,
>  so we'll stick with it.  Astute observers will note that those dates are
>  all Tuesdays, so to give some slack time between X snapshots and
>  downstream, I'd like to move our deadline dates to the preceeding
>  Fridays:
>  February 29: Branch, no new features
>  March 14..21: .902, enter code slush, review if unsure
>  April 4: .903, freeze, approved fixes only
>  April 18: .991, hard freeze, showstoppers only
>  April 25: xserver 1.5 and 7.4 katamari
>  Those of you watching the xorg-team@ alias may have noticed a recent
>  flurry of blocker bug nominations.  The blocker bug for 7.4 is:
>  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10101
>  There's a lot of stuff on there.  Much of it should not be difficult to
>  fix, given the existence of either a reproducer or a proof-of-concept
>  patch.  If you have bugs that you think should be blockers, please add
>  them to the bug.
>  Outside the blocker, there are several outstanding issues that, in my
>  mind, need to be addressed in one form or another before 7.4.
>  pciaccess is not done.  We still have ~20 drivers that haven't been
>  ported, and some of them are not quite trivial to convert.  This needs a
>  champion in a serious way.  I'm convinced enough of pciaccess' value
>  that I don't intend to revert it for 7.4, but we need to make progress
>  here.

Do we have an official stance on ISA support?

Most of the problem with porting things to pciaccess I'm having is the
ISA probe functions...


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