[pacman-dev] 3.5.0 release planning

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 12:19:41 EST 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:47 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 01/02/11 12:39, Dan McGee wrote:
>> It is time for a major release; we've had a bunch of stuff baking in
>> master for a while that should get out to the masses.
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman_Roadmap
>> Open/pending release blockers:
>> * Local database sanity check- ensure we are operating on an updated
>> pacman database. I will have a potential patch for this shortly.
I Sent a potential idea/patch along to the ML.

>> * Allan's pkghash branch and work. This should be good to go, we were
>> just sorting out a few lingering issues.
We're working through a few more small issues but this is close.
>> * soprovides/sodeps. This may/may not make it, depending upon how fast
>> we can reach consensus and compromise. I'm hopeful.
>> * Translation doings. We need to get Transifex updated a tad now that
>> they have changed the way things work on their end, and make sure we
>> can handle everything through their interface. If anyone wants to head
>> this up, please let me know. This is *not* a call for translations.
>> * Just *one* person to step up and not be lazy:
>> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/19735#comment70672
This got bikeshedded.
> * makepkg bug: gives "WARNING: Package contains reference to $srcdir" for
> packages with no files!
Fixed and pushed, I believe.
> * update NEWS/README
Always looking for volunteers, just try to follow the existing format. :)
> There is nothing else I consider a blocker at the moment.  There are a
> couple of bug reports/feature requests on the tracker with patches available
> which would be nice to clear if everybody's time permits.

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