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Re: Planning for the next release

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Planning for the next release
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:56:31 +0200
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Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 10:26:54AM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > I just pushed a tzdata update to a new staging branch. Let's build and
>> > merge this branch before the next release.
>> We can do that, but should it be a blocker?  Anyway, let’s try and we’ll
>> see.
>> BTW:
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> $ ./pre-inst-env guix refresh -l -e '(@@ (gnu packages base) tzdata)'
>> Building the following 239 packages would ensure 442 dependent packages are 
>> rebuilt
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> It used to be about ~1400 :)

Right, definitely an improvement!

>> I was expecting to see fewer packages depending on this one since
>> 3ffaec136fab017e6cc094287da207cf30f05974.  Perhaps in the ‘staging’
>> branch we should migrate a few more packages to ‘tzdata-2017a’?
> The bulk of it comes through libical, so I'm not sure we can get it
> under 300 rebuilds without removing tzdata from libical.
> Having said that, I'm not sure if libical even needs a run-time
> reference to tzdata. At least, we didn't notice that it was missing for
> ~1 year:
> <>

Heh, indeed.  I guess we can address it at a later stage, whenever is


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