Re: BSD port plans for the squeeze cycle
I included more than transitions to get better picture of possible impact.
The GNU/kFreeBSD porter plans
* decide version of kernel and related utilities.
It mainly depends on freeze time. Currently we use 7.2. The 8.0 should
appear in October, but dot-zero is dot-zero. For 8.0 upstream plan see
, we will see whether .0 is stable enough.
Alternatively 7.3 or even 8.1 could be released before freeze.
* port of Debian Installer for GNU/kFreeBSD
Work of Luca Favetella and others during the Google Summer of
Code, really fast moving target.
* gnat availability on kfreebsd-amd64
gnat have been recently ported/bootstrapped on kfreebsd-amd64,
this fact should propagate into debian/control files of ada related
* ghc6 availability on kfreebsd-amd64
ghc6 is not yet available on kfreebsd-amd64, it have to be
ported/bootstrapped. The 6.10 series does not support bootstrapping
at all, the 6.12 should be much better, it should also eliminate
the need of MAP_32BIT flag of mmap(), which is not available under
FreeBSD kernel. When ghc6 6.12 become available, there will be need
to change debian/control files of ghc6 related source packages.
* openjdk on both kfreebsd-i386/kfreebsd-amd64
openjdk-6 is not available. There is some porting effort for plain
FreeBSD , , which could be reused.
* cleanup after eglibc 2.10 upload
The drop of libfreebsd is planned, only 2 or 3 packages which b-d on
libfreebsd-dev are not maintained by kfreebsd porters. Some binNMUs
will be also needed. Build/reschedule all "ioperm needing" packages
* specific FTBFS on GNU/kFreeBSD, many with patches in BTS, see 
* infrastructure (DSAed build daemons, DSAed porter machines)
* general usability of the port
We try to get most important packages available, see  for current
ordered list of missing packages,  for some dependency loops.