Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)
michael.verret at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 14:26:04 PDT 2008
Great News! Thanks for the hard work!
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> So here's what's left.
> xserver 1.5 is coming together pretty well. I'd like to do another pass
> through the bug list and knock out anything that looks super terrifying
> and/or trivial. I could totally use help here!
> The last bits of technical change I think I want for 1.5 are the EXA
> glyph storage changes, and converting to external Mesa build for glcore.
> Donnie's gentoo server tree has the glcore stuff ported already
> (thanks!), which I intend to steal. Note that this means requiring Mesa
> 7.1; if you've got Mesa bugs you're unhappy with, now is the time.
> After 1.5, I want to get a good blessed set of top-tier drivers. This
> means pretty much anything I haven't been doing automated releases for:
> ati, nv, intel, xgi, xgixp, mga... This also means smashing evdev into
> shape to call 2.0, if there's anything left we need done there. If this
> sounds like a driver you care about, now would be the time to think
> about what branch and/or release you want to be in the 7.4 katamari.
> There's probably some detail work in the libs I'm forgetting. Please
> remind me.
> After that, it's just about publishing the module list and sending
> release announcements. Yay! Then we can have a long chat about
> continuous snapshots and better up-front testing. Better yet, we could
> _actually do those things_. How's that sound?
> We also need to start planning what we want in 7.5. Be aware that,
> historically speaking, we deliver on about 51% of what we target for a
> release. This is great for the stock market, but kind of crap for
> software. Let's be less crap.
> - ajax
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