Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)

Michael Verret michael.verret at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 14:26:04 PDT 2008

Great News! Thanks for the hard work!



On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> So here's what's left.
> xserver 1.5 is coming together pretty well.  I'd like to do another pass
> through the bug list and knock out anything that looks super terrifying
> and/or trivial.  I could totally use help here!
> The last bits of technical change I think I want for 1.5 are the EXA
> glyph storage changes, and converting to external Mesa build for glcore.
> Donnie's gentoo server tree has the glcore stuff ported already
> (thanks!), which I intend to steal.  Note that this means requiring Mesa
> 7.1; if you've got Mesa bugs you're unhappy with, now is the time.
> After 1.5, I want to get a good blessed set of top-tier drivers.  This
> means pretty much anything I haven't been doing automated releases for:
> ati, nv, intel, xgi, xgixp, mga...  This also means smashing evdev into
> shape to call 2.0, if there's anything left we need done there.  If this
> sounds like a driver you care about, now would be the time to think
> about what branch and/or release you want to be in the 7.4 katamari.
> There's probably some detail work in the libs I'm forgetting.  Please
> remind me.
> After that, it's just about publishing the module list and sending
> release announcements.  Yay!  Then we can have a long chat about
> continuous snapshots and better up-front testing.  Better yet, we could
> _actually do those things_.  How's that sound?
> We also need to start planning what we want in 7.5.  Be aware that,
> historically speaking, we deliver on about 51% of what we target for a
> release.  This is great for the stock market, but kind of crap for
> software.  Let's be less crap.
> - ajax
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