Hi, during the past days, I've been busy getting my changes merged into Debian packages, getting them uploaded, and getting them through NEW. Besides the X11-related packages I took care of, I should list udev, cairo, pango1.0, gtk+2.0, vte, and gtk2-engines. Their respective maintainers were very quick at merging them, and ftp folks VERY quick at accepting the several rounds of packages including new udebs. Current situation: ================== * udev is ready in unstable. * X11 packages (server, drivers, libraries) are ready in unstable. * cairo, pango1.0, gtk+2.0, vte, gtk2-engines are ready in experimental [gnome 2.30 rc packages]. * cairo is additionally ready in unstable [gnome 2.28 packages]. Right now, I spotted a few issues: * Missing version bump in Build-Depends, resulting in a dependency of libpango1.0-udeb → libcairo-directfb2-udeb. Should be trivial to fix. * An extra dependency in experimental: libcairo2-udeb → libstdc++6. At first, I thought “the latter seems to be the result of the addition of a qt backend in the latest cairo packages (only in experimental, the unstable udeb is OK). It should be easy to disable the qt part through a configure option for the udeb though.” But we even have: | dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: dependency on libstdc++.so.6 could be avoided if "debian/libcairo2/usr/lib/libcairo.so.2.10906.0" were not uselessly linked against it (they use none of its symbols). Due to those issues, I couldn't build a netboot-gtk image to double-check that modified d-i packages (see below) were leading to a working image again. Proposed plan: ============== (1) In order to get everyone ready, I'd suggest (kindly) asking pkg-gnome folks to upload their 2.28 packages to unstable; so that the remaining packages can be rebuilt against them. I think it'd be nice not to wait and get entangled in the gnome 2.30 transition, that's why I'd like to go with the 2.28 ones (which were working fine for me). It'd be nice to make sure there's no directfb stuff left in Depends, before it gets uploaded. ;) (2) Once that done, I'll rebuild the following d-i packages against them: * cdebconf * cdebconf-entropy * cdebconf-terminal * rootskel-gtk (I'm going to file bugs against them in a few minutes anyway.) (3) If the resulting image boots fine, I'll be reporting here, and asking for those patches to be merged. If there are issues, I'll file bugs to fix those, and then report here, asking for those patches to be merged. (4) If everything goes alright at this point, I think we should be able to migrate the whole set of packages to testing, so that further updates only require to migrate a few packages at a time. Comments etc. welcome, as usual. Mraw, KiBi.
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