Re: Looking at upstream CVS
On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 02:13:45PM -0500, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> I'm looking at the upstream CVS, and I notice that the following has
> happened since our last snapshot in September:
> 1) Timezone updates
> 2) Major regex redo to support utf-8 at decent speeds.
> 3) A pile of hppa fixes, removing much ugly hackery.
> 4) hurd works again
> 5) execstack fixes
> 6) ia64 debugging fixes
> 7) major nptl speed fix.
> 8) locale fixes
> 9) s390 debugging fixes
> At the same time, I don't see any major changes that break the
> workarounds we have (to provide errno, hw optimisations) nor any major
> new features (like the thread cancellation interface and such).
> We were holding off a new cvs update until the Sarge release. That
> doesn't appear to be soon, since there are still buildds that are
> offline. Also, given drepper's reluctance to ever release a new
> version, and prediction of no major changes in the near future, it
> seems that doing a cvs update might not only be worth doing, but also be
> relatively safe.
> Also, we have 88 dpatch files right now. It's a bit daunting.
> Assuming consensus, I would prepare this as 2.3.3-1  for experimental
> for ia64, sparc and alpha, and do it for i386 as soon as it can be built
> again. We now have excessively good bandwidth at work, so if there's
> tests people want run like "Build the archive", I can do those now.
Well, I don't think it's a good idea. Of those, we probably only
really want to import the regex changes and the nptl speed fix (which
is like six lines, IIRC).
IMO, we are way too far behind on the bug list for our current version
to upgrade. We haven't been able to get the manpower to fix the
existing bugs; let's not add new ones until that's taken care of.
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer