[pacman-dev] Pacman-4.2 release plans

Andrew Gregory andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 22:29:57 EDT 2014

On 06/29/14 at 12:13pm, Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi all,
> We release pacman-4.1 ages ago and there are many bug fixes sitting on
> master that I am too lazy to backport.  So I would like to see a push
> towards pacman-4.2.
> I propose the following.
> 2014-08-01:  Feature freeze
> 2014-08-15:  Code freeze
> 2014-08-31:  Release
> I have the glibc release scheduled for the end of July, so that is where
> the feature freeze comes from.  We have a number of bugs in the tracker
> and patches in patchwork fixing bugs or providing some polishing that
> need dealt with.  The two (or more) week gap before the code freeze is
> dedicated to dealing with those.
> In preparation, can bugs be filed for anything that needs done before
> 4.2?  The major thing that I know needs finished is figuring out how to
> adjust databases that have packages installed using the old directory
> symlink method.
> Our current roadmap (with several bugs that will be pushed further back)
> is here:
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/roadmap/proj3
> Cheers,
> Allan
> @Lukáš: note the VCS incremental builds is listed in the roadmap so your
> patches will be dealt with soon!
> @Andrew: Do you need your ini/config reading patches in, or would it be
> OK to hold back until the next release (which I intend to focus only on
> adding hooks support and call pacman-5.0).

The ini/config patches are purely a precursor to hooks, so no need to
rush to get them in for 4.2.


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