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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:12:36 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)
address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:
> I think it’s time to think about what we want to work on next, ideally
> before the next release, and ideally said release should be in a couple
> of months rather than in 5 months.
Oops, that was 5 months ago… :-)
> Here are some important items I can think of:
> • Merge the ncurses installer (the ‘wip-installer’) branch.
> • We’re supposed to freeze ‘core-updates’ in a couple of days and we
> have defined a couple of important goals:
> I have a vague feeling that the ‘wip-build-systems-gexp’ merge is
> not for this time yet…
> • ‘guix offload’ terrible bug: <https://bugs.gnu.org/26976>.
> • Guile 2.2 compiler terrible issue:
> • Adjust the release process so we don’t find ourselves without
> substitutes for the ‘guix’ package, as reported at
> • Prepare to migrate to the new build farm: the hardware of
> bayfront.guixsd.org has been fixed (it was unreliable until we
> changed its CPUs), so now we need to fix a couple of issues in
> Cuirass and generally improve it so we can, via its HTTP interface,
> add new jobsets and so on. Of course we’ll have to work
> on that incrementally.
> • Finalize the new bootloader API and support for new bootloaders:
> • Merge the potluck! <https://bugs.gnu.org/26645>
Good news is that we made progress on some of these issues, but not all;
we also made progress on other things which are really cool, such as the
Regardless, I think we should be planning for a release within a couple
of weeks. An important question to me is ‘wip-installer’: what do we
do, Danny? John?
I would have loved to have a fix to at least mitigate Guile’s compiler
resource consumption issue. I made some progress at
<https://bugs.gnu.org/28590> notably, but it’s not over yet.
In the meantime, it would be great if people could run an installation
from an ISO image and report bugs and glitches:
Ludovic Courtès <=
- Re: Release!, Ricardo Wurmus, 2017/10/06