[arch-releng] Snapshot 2009.07/08 words
nezmer at gmail.com
nezmer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 07:38:08 EDT 2009
On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 12:45:58PM +0200, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Jul 2009 12:09:34 +0200
> Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > some notes on the upcoming snapshot (mostly my thoughts, but i guess
> > Dieter would agree in general):
> > * We plan definitely to have a new final snapshot(ISO/USB-Images)
> > ready before and to be present on FrosCon (23./23. August 2009).
> I hope so ! :)
> > * It will have kernel 2.6.30 (99% the 126.96.36.199)
> > Maybe we could handle this in general: If we make new snapshots with a
> > new kernel, we wait until first upstream bugfix release.
> I wouldn't explicitly wait on that. but if core/kernel-26 gets updated
> with patches before we do the release, then we should rebuild the iso's.
> > * It will have aif as installer.
> > Dieter and myself (and others too!) have done IMHO good work on aif.
> > Our (private) test ISOs shows that the combination 2.6.30 and aif work
> > without bigger problems now.
> > * Next or next-by-one week we were able to present Beta (or better RCx
> > images), so they could be tested by You.
> > Gerhard
> Some additions:
> - We have a list of bugs pending for this release
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/roadmap/proj6, including one bug and one
> feature request for aif i still need to take care of
> - We ignored NILFS until now. (nilfs = FS optimized for flash
> storage). Nilfs is still listed as "experimental" in make menuconfig
> (but there are modules already for it in Arch) so it would be cool if
> we could include experimental support, but if we run out of time we
> can delay this, imho. (anyone interested in this? this would be a
> nice thing to contribute!)
> - Aaron has provided us a server on which we can build images and serve
> them directly. This is quite useful and will decrease the duration
> of "build-upload-test" cycles imho.
NILFS2 & BTRFS disk formats are not finalized yet .
When you mount a NILFS2 partition , you get those warnings :
"WARNING! - The NILFS on-disk format may change at any time."
"WARNING! - Do not place critical data on a NILFS filesystem."
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