[arch-dev-public] thoughts about next release

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon May 7 16:08:20 EDT 2007

Am Sonntag 29 April 2007 schrieb Roman Kyrylych:
> Hi!
> As Tobias said: "kernel 2.6.21 series is now in testing, it will be
> the kernel series for next release".
> According to the schedule published by Paul repositories
> reorganization will be finished not earlier than in the middle of
> Summer.
> And in this announcement http://www.archlinux.org/news/308/
> we said that "When the next kernel 2.6.22 is released, we will push
> out a new ISO image".
> So, here's how I see variants for next release:
> 1) release new ISOs based on 2.6.21, using the current scheme
> (ftp+base+current) additional possible changes:
> * provide snapshot of extra (and community?) for download via BitTorrent
> * FTP reorder as described here:
> http://www.archlinux.org/mailman/private/arch-dev/2007-March/005087.html
> 2) wait until 2.6.22 (hopefully it will be released after repositories
> reorganization) or even a bit longer and release new ISO set:
> core & ftp as CDs and main(extra) + community snapshots as DVDs.
> Changes that should be done in any case:
> * remove release version and codename from /etc/issue
> * remove /etc/arch-release
> * call new release as "ISO release" or "snapshot" instead of "Arch release"
> * make users understand that there's no such thing as "release" in
> Arch Linux. :-)
Hi guys,
my idea of next ISO with .21 kernel and for Linuxtag 2007:
- pacman3 should be on it, aaron when you move it in?
- release it like 0.8 with base,current and ftp till SCM and core move has  
  been done in summer.
- 0.8 will die, what was the consensus: 05-2007 <cool-snapshotname>?
 rc.sysinit and arch-release should contain this consensus then.
- ftp server need to be prepared for this then
 anything else i missed?

cool-snapshot name, any suggestion?
We have now 1-2 weeks or so until final ISO should be built.

thanks guys

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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