DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-01
Re: Release Schedule for 1.8
Well, my biggest issue for this release is that all the packages that
compiled and ran on 1.6 also compile and run now. One thing I
would like people with extra (test) machines to do is to do a clean
install and then build their packages starting with a clean slate and
see what problems pop up.
People running HEAD can do the same thing without reinstalling by
constructing a chroot environment, if you happen to have enough disk
I'd also like to see that packet filter bug found and fixed. I went
through the code but I couldn't find a smoking gun.
On the driver front, NATA is still considered experimental and will
not be the default for this release, so it doesn't need any serious
testing until after the release cycle. I would like to make it the
default for the 2.0 release 6 months from now.
The network drivers all need testing. Both wireless and hard
wired adapteres. Sepherosa has done a phenominal amount of work
on the network front.
GCC-4.1 is in the tree but it is not the default for this release
and does not need to be tested. We will probably make 4.1 or 4.2
the default for the 2.0 release 6 months from now. So just don't
worry about it for now.
dhclient needs some testing, because none of the patches were being
applied after we made the changes to the auto patch system months ago.
I just fixed that a day or two ago. It seems to work on my test box.