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Re: Next GNUstep release

From: Niels Grewe
Subject: Re: Next GNUstep release
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:59:11 +0100
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Hi Fred,

On 27.03.20 20:31, Fred Kiefer wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
> is it OK to go ahead with the release as planed?
> I just provide short descriptions of the changes in gui and back in the
> news-texi files. Everybody that contributed in the last year should have
> a short look to see whether I missed something or improve the description.
> @Richard could you do the same for base? Or if you don't have the time I
> might do that as well, just tell me.
> @Niels could you handle "make"?

Of course! I also have a bit of documentation to update for the runtime
ABI related changes, but I'll surely find time to do it this weekend.



> I want to thank you all for the great contributions over the last year
> and hope we get these out really soon.
> Cheers,
> Fred
> Am 28.02.20 um 00:37 schrieb Ivan Vučica:
>> On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM Fred Kiefer <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>>> And most importantly, Ivan will you have time to cut all these
>>> releases? Of course we could move that point around a week or two
>>> if that date fits better
>> I've only now seen this.
>> This is ok and please coordinate with me closer to the release date.
>> It's nearly zero effort for me if maintainers keep up to date
>> Documentation/news.texi and other files you can see me updating by
>> hand just before release. Most time-consuming is a) sorting out
>> through 'what changed' and revising news.texi et al, b) getting the
>> GPG signing key to work, c) coordinating what version we should have
>> actually bumped to because we might break Debian automated checks
>> etc.
>> I'm ok doing all these, but more I have to do, more planning do I
>> have to put into dedicating huge blocks of time to a release.
>> (Note, having package maintainers and distro packaging maintainers
>> online -- preferably in a realtime groupchat e.g. on IRC -- when
>> cutting a release would not be a bad thing. This means we can sort
>> out and test any issues within hours rather than days.)
>> On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 9:10 PM Riccardo Mottola
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> before a release, I would like these issues to find a solution.
>>> - understand why we don't work properly on my ThinkPad T23 neither
>>> with the Cairo nor with the xlib backend with similar issues
>> Did you date when things broke and at what change?
>> I'm afraid that when I'm cutting a release I only use a single
>> platform (Ubuntu or Debian amd64 with libobjc2 and clang) with
>> usually one or two backend configs (usually cairo). Sometimes I build
>> with GCC or with GCC runtime. I don't have other environments around,
>> including a working environment on Windows.
>> I don't know what should be release blockers, I'm leaving that to
>> individual package maintainers.
>>> - understand/fix/workaround the libobjc2 which impede me to test
>>> current GNUstep on any FreeBSD 11.x and 12.x I currently have on
>>> i386 and amd64
>> Honestly, I would have expected that libobjc2 FreeBSD should work
>> out of the box given David is/was working on FreeBSD...

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