Current blocker bug list

Kevin E Martin kem at
Tue Aug 31 21:03:14 PDT 2004

In order to get wider exposure to the current list of blocker bugs, I
have put together a list of them along with a comment on each (below).
I will keep this list updated and will post it and the bug stats each

We would like to ask your help with the following:

1. Please help us track down solutions for the current blocker bugs
   listed below.
2. If there are other bugs that should be considered blockers, please
   add them to bugzilla so that we can track them.

The main release bug is #351:

The process for having bugs be considered as release blockers is to set
the bug's "Bug # blocks:" field to the release bug, 351.  The release
wranglers will then determine if the bug is one that should hold up the
release or be deferred until after the release.  As we are currently in
the code freeze, only major blocker bugs are being considered.

Blocker bug stats:
Current blocker bugs: 12
     Fixed yesterday:  4
     Added yesterday:  5

Current list of blocker bugs:
* Bug #905: mkfontscale crashes on G4
  - Patch needed

* Bug #999: Release notes/documentation for next release
  - Documentation has begun
  - Need to investigate what other documentation changes are needed

* Bug #1029: Hard failure if socket directories cannot be chowned to root
  - A configuration option was added to disable the hard failure, which
    is off by default
  - Needs patches to config files for systems that require it to be off

* Bug #1099: Placeholder for for all bugs "held open" but not blocking
  - Each of these could use more investigation

* Bug #1155: IEEE_ONE undefined
  - Bug reopened to add ARM
  - Does this need to be __arm__ or just __arm32__?

* Bug #1168: Damage crashes with rootless layer
  - New workaround patch proposed
  - Needs review/testing

* Bug #1183: IA-64: HP ZX1/2 support current disabled
  - Patch provided
  - Egbert is asking for review of the patch

* Bug #1204: Xvfb fails XDrawText and XDrawText16
  - Xvfb fails the X Test Suite on these tests
  - Needs investigation

* Bug #1210: GL contexts are sometimes not displayed with XDarwin's AGL
  - Torrey Lyons is finalizing a self-contained patch to aglGlx.c

* Bug #1213: make install fails with BuildServersOnly YES
  - Patch to fix problem checked in
  - Roland Mainz has proposed a different solution and will provide a

* Bug #1216: I810 color problem with DRI driver
  - Colors are incorrect with glxgears with DRI enabled
  - Is anyone else seeing this problem?

* Bug #1257: Slash key broken on br abnt2 keyboards
  - Needs investigation and patch

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