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Re: Next release?

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Next release?
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:02:37 +0200
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Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> writes:

> Now that we have lzma compression, we should probably consider making
> another release in a week or two.
> Before it happens, I'd like to add a configure test for working target
> compiler, so that users of pure x86_64 machines are not surprised by a
> message that "start" and "_start" are not found.
> By the way, that check could be generalized to allow more symbols, such
> as "Ltext0" on Cygwin.  It would be great if GRUB 1.97 compiled on
> Cygwin out-of-box.  Cygwin lacked some lzo development files, but we
> don't need them anymore.
> All warnings for i386-pc have been fixed, but perhaps I'll look at other
> targets if I have time.  Also, Valgrind finds some memory leaks, that we
> may want to fix now.

Did all this happen?  Is NEWS and distlist and whatever is required
for a release up-to-date?  In that case, Okuji, do you object to a

Bean suggested we release before we continue with his ideas regarding
the modularity of the code.  Okuji (and others), can you please review
the patch I sent in for handlers in the thread related to the
elimination of normal mode?


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